THE ART BOOK

MAGGIE WILLIAMS EXHIBITION

MICHELANGELO DEFINED SCULPTURES AS THE ART OF “TAKING AWAY”

Perhaps we may apply this definition to Maggie Williams works.

She takes (away) pages of the world-famous The Art Book, Phaidon. She is obviously grateful to the authors introduced in the pages but that’s not enough.

There’s the urge to take away to show something different.

With elegance, with delicacy she modifies the familiar images from art history. The actual act is clean and meticulous but leads to a very strong change of context.

Physically Maggie doesn’t add anything. Either she takes away creating spaces or she rearranges what she has stolen in a different way.

What’s added is our curiosity in looking closer. She allows us to add our curiosity in questioning the author’s works listed in the Phaidon book. And we can’t help but be grateful for it.

Maggie Williams (b.1989) is a British artist currently living and working in London. Since graduating from University of Hertfordshire in 2011, Maggie has both organised and exhibited in numerous group shows in and out of London.

CURATED BY ELISA DE MARTINI

Hosted By DigitasLBi
Jul 22nd – Aug 22nd 2015