Introducing The Chicago Project Artist, Everett C. Williams!
Everett C. Williams combines appropriated and original photographs with graphics to produce “OP/POP Art” images. He carefully layers these photographs through digital techniques to produce one of a kind chance combinations. Throughout his work Everett explores dimension, color and pattern that alter visual perceptions and playing with your senses.
Everett’s work has been influenced, and inspired by many painters including Paschke, Johns, Raushenberg, Rosenquist, Warhol and Carrie James Marshall.
My work is about using portraiture, language and symbols as devices for identity, political and social commentary.
-Everett C. Williams
Photographic and graphic images are combined to produce “OP/POP Art” portraits and images. The visual effects of OpArt are exploited to entice the viewer into the image. Pattern repetition from graphic images and signs act as “codes” that engage the eye and invade the images. This invasion plays with spatial relationships in and around the art. The use of these graphic images with meanings we are predisposed to place us in a “control society” where these codes are used to produce a social exclusion for some groups. My art is about how forces in this hegemonic society are used to control our identities which affects our daily lives.
Select images by Everett C. Williams are on view in our current exhibition, The Chicago Project VI: Selections from our Online Gallery running through August 29th.