Amanda Williams’ practice blurs the distinction between art and architecture through works that employ color as a way to draw attention to the political complexities of race, place, and value in cities. Her installations, paintings, video, and works on paper seek to inspire new ways of looking at the familiar, and in the process, raise questions about the state of urban space in the United States.
Amanda Williams is the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2018-2019 Bill and Stephanie Sick Distinguished Visiting Professor. Established in 2006 by a generous gift from Bill and Stephanie Sick, this distinguished visiting professorship enables internationally renowned artists and designers to visit and teach at SAIC.
This lecture is a part of SAIC’s Visiting Artists Program and is a free, non-ticketed event and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m.
Image: Amanda Williams, Ultrasheen, from Color(ed) Theory Suite, 2014-16. Courtesy of the artist