Artist: Andrea L. Williams
Media: Clay, Paint, Texture, Ceramics, Mason Stain, etc.
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery West
Website: Website mrsdubbayoo.weebly.com/
Andrea Lauren Williams exhibited her work at California State University Long Beach March 3rd. Williams is a BFA art major completing her undergraduate degree. She has been doing art her entire life. She was born and still current lives in Riverside California. Williams other passion is for music and she has been a drummer in a band for many years. Williams also has a young daughter and husband who are a great deal of the inspiration for her art work.
Williams works in the medium on ceramics with great dedication and precision. Each piece she makes takes approximately two-three weeks to complete. Her work revolves greatly around the idea of texture. Her work is also very gestural in the way it appears very handmade with finger prints, that she purposefully tries not to smooth it out. Her pieces are striking in their rigidity but very intriguing as well. Hardly any of her work incorporated colors of any kind, her aesthetic is more platonic and unsaturated colors.
Williams describes her work as religious, but with a twist. She is Christian so she says that is why her work has a lot to do with Christ and Mary. She also feels her work reflects feminine culture and the female experience. Though her work is inspired by her own experiences they appear be simultaneously quite universal and relatable. Because this subject matter is very religious bringing it into a contemporary art context has proved to be pretty interesting and sometimes challenging.