Reception: Black River

art by Charles Williams: oil and graphite on Bible page
September 12, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Rowe Galleries

Rowe Galleries presents Black River, August 12 through September 20, with a reception on September 12. Black River features deeply personal works by artist Charles Edward Williams, including paintings, photographs, ready-mades, and videos, that chronicle familial strains, spiritual rebirth, and personal struggle.

At the age of 15, Williams witnessed his father’s spiritual transformation. This conversion, which ultimately landed his father behind the pulpit, also caused Williams to reevaluate his past relationship with his father and its impact on his own spiritual journey. With Black River, Williams seeks to reveal his own history through metaphorical narratives and modern parables that collectively reference a profound act of forgiveness shared between father and son.