Sculptures By Herbert Williams III
Personal Mythology is a reflection of Herb Williams' inner journey. Each piece represents events or individuals he has encountered throughout his life that have left a deep and lasting impact on him. The sculptures on view attempt to look at these events and persons through a lens of mythology and folktales. Drawing inspiration from African tribal sculptures to medieval stained glass windows, the show creates a new vocabulary of forms built upon the languages of these varied sources. William's says that his "design sense reflects a unification of technology and nature" while being inspired by the many mythical gods in stories. He states that he "takes their essential elements" and then finds a "machine or system that matches their essential charters".
Born and raised in Detroit Michigan, Herbert Williams III discovered his love for art while attending Cranbrook Kingswood High School. During his attendance there, he received awards for outstanding achievement in the field of sculpture as well as a gold key in the Scholastic Art Competition. After graduating, he attended Kansas CIty Art Institute where he furthered his training in the field of sculpture, as well as branched out into painting. While at KCAI he had the opportunity to exhibit his work in several shows, both on and off campus. Since receiving his BFA, he has continued to refine his practice, as well as looking towards furthering his education.
Opening Reception on Januray 3rd from 6:00pm-10:00pm