440 Gallery Juror’s and Artists’ Talk

Amy Williams: Small Works Show Juror Artists: Christina Baril, Ashley Thompson & Meghan Willis

11th Small Works Show juror and three participating artists will speak about their process, inspiration and their work, with a Q&A to follow. Juror & Artists Talk 2:00 pm January 10, 2016.

Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Amy Williams is a photographer and former arts administrator and head of installation at 440 Gallery. She has been a consultant for Dinaburg Arts, exhibited extensively in the Tri-State area and at the Galerie de Multiples in Paris. Williams continues to work in analog photographic processes while expanding into video installation.

Christina Baril is an artist working in stone, clay, plaster and metal. “My process is explicitly linked to my relationship with the materials. Working in clay allows me the freedom to create in an improvisational manner and play with structure, form, and surface.”

Ashley Thomson is a Chinese-American artist whose work draws on memoir and her personal cultural background. “This is what I believe: Painting is problem solving. Painting is realizing that behind each question lurks another question. Painting is fiercely stalking the mysteries that elude us.”

Meghan Willis says of her textile art: My mother first taught me to sew when I was six years old and desperate to make ill-fitting clothes for my Barbie doll. Over the years this morphed into a love of, and eventually a degree in, fashion design. By day I work in the apparel industry and by night I explore the art of of undressing, movement, and sensuality through embroidery. I aim to tempt the viewer to follow the delicate stitching that caresses the bodies I reveal through thread

440 Gallery is located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets, and is convenient to the F, G, and R subways. The gallery is open on Thursday and Friday, 4-7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm, or by appointment.