Georges Berges Gallery Opens Highly Anticipated Fall Season Featuring LA-based Abstract Expressionist Todd Williamson in New York City Solo Show
New series of emotionally-charged abstracts on view thru October 3, 2021
Georges Berges Gallery, New York presents LA-based abstract expressionist Todd Williamson in a solo exhibition called The Only Way Out is Through, runs daily thru October 3, 2021 at 462 West Broadway New York City.
For the exhibition, Williamson released a new series of emotionally-charged, large-scale abstracts which powerfully reflects the emotional and psychological challenges and transformations that have occurred in society and personally over this last year and a half, and serves to bring attention to the indomitable human spirit and its ability to endure during the most trying times.
The Only Way Out Is Through, a title borrowed and inspired by Robert Frost’s prescient poem “Servant to Servant,” presents with each work what Williamson describes as, “deeply layered reflections” of the past ways we lived that “no longer have a place in this world. Asking, ”Who are we now? How do we see our future? What has fundamentally changed?” Williamson poetically captures the complicated and almost surreal space we have lived in this past year and a half, not only as individuals but also as a collective society.
Live Music at the Opening Event
To capture the unease and angst of the show, Williamson once again collaborated with UNCSA Professor Greg Walters who composed a musical rendition called "renewal" based on old folk revival songs as accompaniment to the opening of the exhibition. Walters placed the pieces two 5ths apart creating a beautiful haunting arrangement. The music was performed live during the opening event by Allen Hamrick on bassoon, Delphine Skene on violin, Adi Muralidharan on cello; with voice and composition by Professor Greg Walter.
About the Artist
Todd Williamson has completed 125 exhibitions worldwide over the course of his career. His artistic journey has been impacted by events such as: serving as guest participant of Louise Bourgeois’ Saturday Artists Salons at her Chelsea gallery; an artist invitational to the American Academy in Rome; a visit to the Beijing newly-opened arts district; a chance meeting two Italian curators -Cynthia and Renato Penna who continues to champion his practice today, and exhibiting solo in PROCESSIONAL, one of the official collateral events of the 2019 Venice Biennale - named one of the Top Ten Exhibitions for 2019 by several publications.
Williamson is past recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Prize for Creativity- only one of three artists to ever receive this award. His work is included in numerous private and corporate collections around the world, most notably in the permanent collection of the Pio Monte della Misericordia where the piece hung next to Caravaggio’s “Seven Works of Mercy” for a period of time.
The Only Way Out is Through
Opening: September 9, 2021 5-8 pm
Runs through October 3, 2021
Georges Berges Gallery
462 West Broadway
New York, New York 10012
RSVP required for opening event:
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Located in the heart of New York's historic SoHo neighborhood, as well as Berlin and Germany, Georges Bergés Gallery features an inspiring cadre of consequential living artists from all around the world, whose works appear in prestigious museums, institutions, and private collections. Georges Bergés Gallery introduces collectors to the art and artists that will come to define tomorrow's art world. Recent exhibitions include Three Mile Harbor Road, featuring works of Nicolas Carone, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock and The Feminine Sublime: Female Abstract Artists curated by famed art historian and critic Donald Kuspit.