Oil painter and Lowbrow pioneer Robert Williams continues to craft stirring reflections of culture. “Robert Williams: Slang Aesthetics” at LSU Museum of Art collects more than 30 paintings “as well as ephemera and drawings” by the artist. The museum partnered with Thinkspace Gallery on the show, which runs through June 17. Williams was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“Robert Williams’ epic cartoon-inspired history paintings draw from American vernacular and its visual slang,” a statement says. “Relying on concrete, relatable, and often absurd imagery to invoke social commentary, Williams’ work continues to confront and confound. In the 1960s, Williams began creating work that channeled the shifting energies and immediacy of counterculture. His paintings rejected the prevailing dominance of conceptual minimalism, focusing instead on a return to craftsmanship, figuration and popular imagery.”
See more works from the show below.