March 08, 2019 – March 29, 2019
4445 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60653
Gallery open by appointment, telephone: 773-373-4320
Sexy Clowns is an avant garde body of work that is, at once, both striking and haunting. The concept originates from Reisha’s desire to contrast societal beauty standards and sexuality with a familiar character viewed by many as comical and sometimes even grotesque. The exhibition to be displayed in Blanc Gallery was inspired by the models in Reisha’s debut publication, Sexy Clowns, released in 2012.
Sexy Clowns, is a collection of paintings that offer an intimate satire of female sexuality and its dependence on cosmetics and clothing to define desirability and womanhood.
Opening reception: Friday, March 08, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Closing Reception/ Artist Talk: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reisha Williams, has lived in 7 cities, she currently resides in Chicago. She has not been formerly trained but cannot claim to be self-taught. Reisha has been influenced by the art community of Chicago. Her emersion in the culture has led her to a multitude of creatives that honestly praised and constructively assessed her work.
Her art life began with conceptual photography and eventually she infused collaging and painting.
Reisha is fascinated with paper and hordes it. She uses paper to make statements. Every blue moon the statements reflect a social political theme, but most often the statements highlight decadence, style, and confidence. She is devoted to working smart and evolving her practice with every creation she focuses on.
The proceeds from Reisha’s art are donated to her quest for new places, people and things.