Check out this video Jed recently participated in. It was filmed by Edge City Art at Jed Williams Gallery (www.jedwilliamsgallery.com) along with jeweler Candy Siravo and features a Valentine’s day giveway of art by EstLow, one of the artists represented by Edge City Art. Edge City Art are curators and Sellers of Art based in Philadelphia – Wall Art, Home Decor, Apparel, Accessories and they represent different artists such as Joe Meyer, pattiem, Roza Money, Black.Vinyl.Art.Studio, EstlowArt, Jed Williams and Joe L’Erario.
January 10 – 30, 2018 at Holy Family University Art Gallery
Education and Technology Center,Lower Lobby-9801 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, Pa 19114
Opening Reception 5pm-7pm January 16, 2018
Holy Family University Art Gallery is proud to announce its first showing of the abstract art of Jed Williams. Jed Williams renews and celebrates his commitment to the power of pure color and unadulterated brushmarks with a solo exhibit at Holy Family University. This is his first exhibit at a University art gallery.
A noted Philadelphia painter, Jed presents recent abstract works which explore the way color, mark-making and texture can redeem the darker aspects of the mind’s soul-searching in today’s disjointed world, allowing us to find joy in the mundane. Beginning with what are initially a random patchwork of brushmarks and bright, saturated colors, he carefully builds his images into unique, formal compositions, mixing influences from classic modernists like Matisse, Picasso, Frankenthaler with visionary expressionism and outsider and street art.
Jed brings an intense spiritual quality to his work that stems from a purely emotional impulse. A busily, effulgent mix of terse brushstrokes, his paintings reconcile the chaotic atmosphere we live in with a deeply felt preoccupation and devotion to his pure painter’s craft, blending an outsider artist’s mind with academic diligence, while playfully yet intensely transforming abstract painting into a spiritual exercise during this complex moment in America.
Please join us for an opening reception January 16, 2018 from 5-7pm. Private press previews and artist studio visits are available prior to the opening by appointment only. Show runs from Jan. 10-30 at Holy Family University Art Gallery.
Jed has artwork in “OUT OF SCALE”, the Da Vinci Art Alliance’s December Members-Only Exhibition and Art Sale opening this Wednesday December 6 at 6pm-8pm. The exhibit features artwork by members of the Da Vinci Art Alliance, an art collective Jed belongs to. The exhibit runs from December 6th to 17th. There will also be a Closing Reception Sunday December 17, at 1pm.
The Da Vinci Art Alliance is located at: 704 Catharine St. Philadelphia, PA 19147. Gallery Hours: Wednesday 6-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
This exhibition is an examination of relationships and proportions. While scale denotes a relationship of sizes, Out of Scale will seek to encompass any artwork depicting – or created from – a relationship of tension or contrast. Moreover, Each work of art in the show is under $150 – the perfect opportunity to get some holiday gifts for the art-lovers in your life!
This Sunday from 6pm-8pm Jed will be special Guest Artist at the Second Sunday Show and Tell,a free event at Second State Press where any artist can bring their artwork to discuss/critique in a convivial group setting.This is a FREE event where all artwork is welcome- finished or in progress, anything goes! Take part and meet other artists, Second State Press members for a fun social night of informal critique. You can find out more here:facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/299164343825643/
Second State Press is a communal printmaking workshop whose mission is to foster the development of ideas and innovation in printmaking by providing artists with professional, affordable, and supportive workspace. It is located at 1400 N American St Bsmt 103, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122