Lucy Williams fabricates low relief collages that depict Modernist architecture using geometric shapes, modular patterns, and flat planes of color. Williams’ collages facilitate a dialogue between the artist’s labor-intensive process, representing the traditionally feminine domain of craft, and the bold masculinity associated with the structures depicted. In her re-creation of the Modernist architectural style, Williams also alludes to the utopian ideals of architects such as Mies van der Rohe, allowing remnants of these aspirations to live on in her meticulously crafted artworks.
Bricket Wood, 2013. Plexiglas, cork, balsa wood, paper, card, walnut veneer, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board.
Bousfield School, 2013. Paper, card, Plexiglas, cork, gravel effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board.
66 Frognal, 2014. Miniature red house bricks, Plexiglas, paper, card, cork, balsa wood, piano wire, scenic polyester voile, grass effect scenic mat, silver colored card and acrylic paint on board.
Howard House, 2014. Plexiglas, paper, cork, obeche strip wood and acrylic paint on board.
Just last month, the McKee Gallery hosted Williams’ fourth exhibit in New York.