New “Faces of Mind” series in progress

Jed has started to do paintings depicting semi-abstract faces representing states of mind and the ambivalence and difficulty of trying to pinpoint a specific “emotion” or state of mind.  Also simultaneously he is trying to reassess the legacy of Pop art by playing around with words/letters/symbols and turning them into sculptural shapes/forms instead of just flat signifiers.

"Cacique", oil on canvas, 2012
“Cacique”, oil on canvas, 2012
"Pantalone eating", oil on canvas 2012
“Pantalone eating”, oil on canvas 2012

Solo exhibit at Giant Steps Picture Framing opening this Friday June 8 5-8pm

Jed will be exhibiting his new “Neon Luscious” painting series at Giant Steps Picture Framing, located at 229 S. 20th St. (on 20th St. between Locust St. and Chancellor St.) .  The exhibit runs from June 8 to July 8. The frameshop’s hours are 11am-6pm Tuesday through Friday. The opening reception will take place on Friday June 8 from 5-8pm.  Here are some of the paintings in the series:

"WIND PATTERN JEWEL",11 X 11 inches
“WIND PATTERN JEWEL”,11 X 11 inches SOLD—Small painting, bright oranges, purples and pinks, neon vibrations–the first “Neon Luscious” painting to be sold
"KANGAROO", 10 X 10 inches
“KANGAROO”, 10 X 10 inches
"JUNGLE SUAVE", 18 X 18 inches
“JUNGLE SUAVE”, 18 X 18 inches

 

“Dreamscape Semi-abstraction” at Hex Factory–artist reception Friday March 2nd 6-9pm

Jed will be showing recent paintings on canvas and mixed medium works at the Hex Factory, located at 2080 E. Cumberland St. in Philadelphia, PA USA. The exhibit will run from March 2nd to May 5th, with an opening reception on Friday March 2nd 2012 from 6-9pm.

The Hex Factory is dedicated to Germanic tribal art and PA German Hexology. It was created and is owned by artist Hunter Yoder. Hunter Yoder is a Heiden Hexologist, and the author of numerous essays on the subject of the new Heathen Hexology and magic plants.
The Hex Factory has shown many local artists such as Jon Allen and David Stanley Aponte.
http://www.zaubereigarten.com/thehexfactory.htm

This exhibit reveals Jed’s interest in and connection to mythological symbolism and cultural forces.

Currently exhibiting at: Highwire Gallery and DaVinci Art Alliance

Art for the Urban Collector  at Highwire Gallery–2040 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, Pa

                     December 2 – 23, 2011

Highwire Gallery is hosting an Open Call exhibit by local artists. All work is under 30” and ready to hang in row houses, condos, brownstones, over couches, in the kitchen, and anywhere art should be. Take something home for your walls.

Opening Reception Friday, Dec 2, 5 – 9 pm Hours: Fri, Sat and Sun, 12 – 4 pm

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Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale at Da Vinci Art Alliance–704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA

                December 3-27, 2011

All artworks are original and priced for under $200.

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday 5-7 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5 pm

“Mysteries, Visions and Dreams” exhibit opening Oct. 30

Hidden River Arts Gallery and Salon is hosting an opening reception for artists Shobha Menon, Brendan Burke, Jed Williams and Dave Dick.  The gallery is located at 525 S.4th St., suite 255, Philadelphia PA 19147 (USA).  The show runs from October 30 through December 2, 2011.

At the opening reception, there will be featured readers will be Greg Frost, a very popular local sci-fi/thriller author, and Michael Camden, a poet new to our area and quickly becoming very popular. Jacob Russell will also be there, reading from his new works, “Songs from the Occupation”.  There will be live music with Rosa Diaz and Eric Twinghost. 

New ink drawings…

Jed has started a new series of ink drawings.  They are an imaginative reflection on the interaction of operatic and pattern-based expressiveness.  Here is a detail of one of the ink drawings, which is still in process..

"Reaching for financial anxiety"