CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS



SUN + LIGHT
WARM WATER
SELF
PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE MY EYES CAN SEE
BLACK RIVER
NIGHT
EVERYONE LOVES THE SUNSHINE
HERE WE STAND
I SIT + SEW

NEWS
01.22 Reckoning and Resilience
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
01.22 Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts Grant,
New York, NY
01.22 Black River, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
(UMOCA), Salt Lake City, UT
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PROFILE
Charles Edward Williams is a contemporary visual artist from Georgetown, SC.
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TEXT BY: HEATHER HAKIMZADEH
© CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAMS
NIGHT



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.