1/12/2006

Kelli Williams

16 comments:

Painter said...

I wanted to post this artist after she had her first show but I didn't want to wait any more.

burrito brother said...

I haven't seen her work in person. All I know is what i've read in that new york magazine article about her dealer. I'd have to see it before really commenting, but on first glance, it seems like an interesting concept with interesting compositions but unsure on the paint handling and really what it's saying...
i'll look forward to her show.

Corny said...

the paintings are small and impossibly detailed with flawless surface, really quite amazing. They are violent and sexual, related to bosch, she creates a frightening world, I'm a fan.

burrito brother said...

Small is nice. I hate when dealers come to the studio and say 'it's really great, you just need to work really big!' Not everything has to be made for MoMA walls...

Painter said...

Corny do you know when she is going to show?
I read that article too in the New Yorker and I am very curious to see her work in person. I really like this image, It feels like a big painting.

Corny said...

I think she has a slot in july.

burrito brother said...

Is it true that she's only made 6-7 paintings ever?

Corny said...

I saw about that many at her studio, none of them were finished, they take an excruciatingly long time. She went to Yale to study art (graduated when she was 16 or something insane like that) so must of made painting there. She was there with Hillary Harkness. They have something in common.

Painter said...

Wow that is crazy. Then she didn't paint for years? I read in that article that she was a bank teller, I have thought a lot about being a bank teller since then at this bank by my house.

kelli said...

I don't know if it is bad form to post about myself. My slow output was due in part to financial issues as opposed to Romantic torment: being estranged from family, evicted from loft...etc. I knew I was off the grid when I went 11 days w/o food. I was painting while I had my bank job but the misery gave me freedom to finally make what I wanted to.

kelli said...

This gossip might be interesting: The article mentioned Leo Koenig watching 5 women dance on a bar and artnet wrote about "testosterone" & strip clubs. The women were actually the artists Kristin Baker, Claudine Anrather,Maureen Cavanaugh and Debora Warner. The reporter just assumed they were young women, not artists and not worth identifying. Leo wanted to give me a feminist text about Nabakov for Xmas but I took chocolate instead.

Painter said...

Hi Kelli,
Thanks for coming on. I don't know how often people look back. I don't get to many new comments on old post but I will repost you durning your show if you like?

kelli said...

Hi Painter: That sounds nice. I like your blog.

Mike A said...

Hello Kelli,
Your paintings look amazing and I'm really happy that you are still working and finally successful.

vg said...

oh god how I hate this

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