Samara Gallery presents Aron Williams: Common Thread opening reception
Samara Gallery will present Common Thread, a solo exhibition of work by Aron Williams. Inspired by the connectedness inherent in all aspects of the world, Williams’ work involves visual and physical depth. His creative process allows him to visualize the “ties that bind,” elevating the viewing experience to a multi-dimensional encounter with the work.
Williams combines traditional and non-traditional materials to establish a relationship between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Twine, rope, and burlap hold metaphorical significance as binding elements. Layering over a substrate of construction debris and plywood, Williams creates tangible depth and texture by including latex caulking and paint. In the relief of his pieces, one notes the character of gravity; each material exists on a plane of weightlessness.
Formally, the twine and rope act as lines of tension, pulled taut and dependent on the fragments that support it. The work presents evidence of pulling, hanging, and building, resulting in the awareness of one’s own movement, posture, and spatial relationship to the piece. Common Thread juxtaposes scale with detail, offering the opportunity to engage with the sculptural nature as well as the subtlest of nuances.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 22.