Let’s switch things up a bit and move away from paintings for awhile. I think Duane Street is the cutest street in Tribeca, and always peak into the Jack Hanley Gallery when there. Living Things, a solo exhibition by Jeff Williams, really drew me in. You can read the press release here.
My favorite pieces in the show were Dead Head 1 and Dead Head 2. The hanging and standing cast pieces were jewel-like, and some reminded me of the magic that happens in Raku firings with clay. I liked the industrial aluminum “display” a lot. I would definitely hang this in my home.
The finishes on the cast pieces, whether plaster, pewter or aluminum, showed how well Williams understood his medium.
What a lovely show, and I will be keeping an eye out for future work by Williams. I also cannot say enough nice things about the gallery director, Kendall Kane. The gallery is lucky to have her overseeing things. Stop by the gallery and tell her I sent you!