David C. Driskell Center
In the Night series, artist Charles Edward Williams examines the unexpected moments in life that challenge us to overcome our fears. When anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can consume one's life. Williams, himself, grapples with a deep phobia of water stemming from childhood trauma. At the same time, he embraces the paradox of also finding an emotional connection to the ocean and other larger bodies of water. The sensual allure of waves formations calls to him. Night documents Williams’ exploration of this ambiguity between fear and fascination and his struggle to embrace what the water offers.