LA contemporary painter Todd Williamson joins architect, designer and photographer Christina Craemer for a collaborative in-person exhibition entitled “The Edge of Order.” The show opens at the Wonzimer Gallery 621 S.Olive Street across from Pershing Square Station 6 p.m. November 11th and runs thru December 1st, 2020. With the ongoing health, economic, societal and political upheavals as muse, “The Edge of Order” serves to explore the hopeful notion that chaos is order waiting to be understood, and that in the natural system of life, chaos is the footprint for what order is.
The in-person exhibition unveils sweeping abstract expressions by Williamson, a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Awardee and 2019 Venice Biennale participant - juxtaposition large-scale photo-realist images based on photographs of waterfalls captured by Craemer during her world travels, most notably to Hawaii, Iceland, the Dominican Republic, South Africa and Yosemite - which serve as the base for her work. The tension between the artistic styles of the two artist is evident and intended to examine the interplay between chaos and order. The waterfalls representing deterministic chaos and the compositions of color, texture and complexity of the abstracts. indicative of bringing order to a canvas.
A recurring component of Todd Williamson’s participation in exhibitions is accompanying music. The sound installation for this exhibition is created by Alaia Parhizi, director of Wonzimer Gallery in collaboration with Williamson. The rendition starts with the soft perfect harmonies of Adagio for Strings which is soon undercut with a foundation of disharmonious tones that slowly erode into the distinct sound of a song we know, but associate with a slow decline into madness. ..............
Christina Craemer is an LA based artist, architect, photographer, and designer, exploring the relationship between the order in nature and architectural forms. Noted for her ability to transport a viewer to a place of inner tranquility, Craemer has traveled the world to capture the images which she uses as the base in her work. She uses multiple layers to create the final imagery which is strongly based in the mystical ideas of the ever changing magic, power and beauty of the natural world. https://art54studio.com/
Todd Williamson is coming off an intense and highly successful 2019 when he was awarded the Prize for Creativity from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, was selected as 1 of 20 official collateral exhibitions for the 58th Venice Biennale with his project Processional, followed by his first museum show “California Dreamin’ an uncertain paradise” at the MAC Museum Art & Cars Germany. For the past 20 years Williamson has been a vital part of the California school of abstraction. He has exhibited extensively both in the United States and internationally, participating in over 80 exhibitions worldwide. His work is part of the Pio Monte della Misericordia permanent collection and included in some of the top corporate, foundations and private collections around the world. Williamson has been the recipient of numerous awards. https://www.toddwilliamson.com/
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