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Kent Williams  Los Angeles, CA

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About Kent

Kent Williams’ work has been the subject of a number of solo exhibitions over the past ten years, including shows in New York City, San Francisco, CA, Sundance, UT, The Duke Museum of Art, Durham, NC, and in Los Angeles, CA, where he is represented by the Merry Karnowsky Gallery.

Primarily a figurative painter, Williams’ work explores, in both bold and subtle ways, and often through a suggestion of narrative and woven symbolism, the thread of life that ties us together as human beings. Embracing our virtues while not shying away from our faults, he shows us portraits of ourselves, intense and penetrating.

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"I have been inspired by Kent Williams work for years now and keep finding myself going back to it for reference. The contorted figures and penetrating stares have such rawness and intensity, you can't help being drawn in to the painting and its dreamlike state."

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"Morbid Gloom and Doom...Not the world I want to live in but is it really the world I do? Kudos for seeing the naked behind closed doors hmm or is this us on the inside? Good work! Good work always invokes thought and reflection in my opinion. WoW"

"Brilliant, as always."

"Kent Williams paintings are absolutely captivating and innovative; his strokes are pure genius."

"Swim in the Deep Water: New Work by Kent WilliamsSeptember 27 ?? October 25, 2008Opening Reception: Saturday, September 27, 8 ?? 11pmGallery Hours: Tuesday ?? Saturday 12-6pm"

"Kent is the best. What else is there to state?"

"Kent Williams taught me a lot.... I'm very thankful to have been a part of a great painting class at Art Center with really talented students. Kent's paintings are a gift"

"pleasantly gruesome"

"Beautiful just beautifull!"

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