720 Bryan Ave
LBS Member Mark Williams is an artist whose work is featured in several exhibits across the United States. Come support Mark’s exhibit at The Parachute Factory, and mingle with your LBS family at this BYOB Happy Hour event. LBS will have a few club bottles on hand, and you can bring a bottle to share (bourbon, wine, beer, water, whatever bottle you like). Light munchies will be provided.
If you cannot make the 17th, Mark’s exhibit is on display October 4th-25th, so please stop in another time to check it out.
PARKING: Street parking is available on Bryan, N Limestone and Loudon. Parking is also available in the Kentucky for Kentucky lot.
ENTRANCE TO THE GALLERY: The front door faces N Limestone and has a Cloud Mural above the door.
ABOUT THE WORK: Mark Williams’s work is based on cave interiors, especially the formations of flowstones, stalactites, and stalagmites. During the past 18 years, he has visited nearly 100 caves and photographed the settings. The artwork is inspired by these images. Nostalgia is often referenced in the use of decades old fabrics for the base of paintings. This reference to the past is then partially hidden by layers of screen printed and hand painted images. The layering suggests the passage of time and accumulated memories. Repeated imagery becomes a rhythmic pattern that suggests that one is looking at something that is part of a larger, unseen whole. Mark’s artwork alludes to the fact that we are all part of a larger realm measured in geologic time. He has given several public talks about his work and has taught over fifty art classes at various colleges and universities. His work has been written about in many publications and has been included in over 100 exhibitions at venues including the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Real Art Ways in Hartford, Housatonic Museum of Art in Bridgeport, Miller Gallery in Cincinnati, the International Print Center of New York, Project 4 in Washington DC, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Mark’s work is in several public and private collections including The LeWitt Collection, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.