LG WILLIAMS received his M.F.A from the University of California, Davis and B.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute. He also holds an honorary Ph.D. from ISSA, Cedar Rapids, IA. Williams has taught art, art history and art appreciation courses at the University of California-Davis, University of Southern California, California College of the Arts, and the University of Hawaii, to name a few. Author of many books and publications on art, art criticism, and poetry, Williams has appeared in Modern Painters, Juxtapoz, Artweek, Art Papers, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Honolulu Bulletin, Sacramento Bee, LA Weekly, Maui Weekly, SF Weekly, and The Bay Guardian. Williams’s recent curatorial projects include Wally Hedrick’s, War Room, at San Francisco International Art Fair. His website is www.lgwilliams.com
(CNN) -- The ailing economy. Painting. Drawing. Sculpture.
Is artist LG Williams juggling too many balls? A new national
survey indicates the answer is yes.
Sixty-nine percent say LG Williams has bitten off more than
he can chew. "The challenges I face in Art are too large
to ignore," Williams said. Numbers also suggests Americans
feel Williams's contemporary, avant-garde art is right for
according to those polled in a new nationwide museum survey,
has been busier than they are comfortable with. Sixty-nine
percent of the people questioned in a CNN/Art Opinion Research
Corporation survey released Wednesday say that since the stunning
artwork of our age, The House Where The Bottom Fell Out, Williams
has tried to handle more art issues than he should have.
and ten percent say he hasn't bitten off more than he can
year alone, LG Williams did not focus exclusively on drawing,
painting and sculpture, but instead announced one new major
installation proposals after another -- on everything from
science to gender studies to racism and general stupidity,"
says CNN Art Polling Director Charles Keating. "He gets
high marks on most of those art issues, but it seems that
many Americans are worried that he might lose his focus on
other, more popular art issues.
Tuesday, Williams responded to criticism that he's trying
to do too much, saying, "Listen to me! What I say is
that the challenges we face are too large to ignore."
kick these problems down the road for another artist or art
generation would be to continue the same irresponsibility
that led art to this point. That's not why I am an artist.
I came here to solve art problems," Williams said.