Parker Gallery is currently CLOSED for installation
Franklin Williams

New to Mia: Paintings of All Shapes and Sizes! at Minneapolis Institute of Art
December 8, 2018 - December 8, 2019

Building a Different Model: Selections from the di Rosa Collection at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art
Curated by Dan Nadel
March 9 - December 29, 2019

Landscape Without Boundaries: Selections from the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
at Manetti Shrem Museum of Art
Curated by Dan Nadel
July 14 - December 15, 2019

Since the 1960's, Franklin Williams (b. 1940, Ogden, UT, lives and works in Petaluma, CA) has developed an idiosyncratic approach to art-making, creating intricately constructed sculptures, paintings, and works on paper using a range of techniques and processes, including sewing directly into his supports. Influenced by household craft traditions and historical styles of ornament, Williams’s deeply personal work addresses themes of sexuality and desire, fantasy and reality, life and death. Williams taught for over fifty years, holding long-term positions at both the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of Arts. He was included in the legendary Funk exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum in 1967 and his work is held in many permanent collections, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Oakland Art Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Art, and the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Franklin Williams: 1963-73

Envelope, 33 pages
12 × 9 inches (22.8 × 30.5 cm)
Essay by Eli Diner
Design by Folder Studio
Edition of 250
September 2017

Parker Gallery is currently CLOSED for installation