Parker Gallery is open Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment
Franklin Williams

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

Downtown Painting at Peter Freeman, Inc.
Presented by Alex Katz
June 5 - July 20, 2019

Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design at ICA Boston
Curated by Jenelle Porter
June 26 - September 22, 2019

Landscapes 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

Franklin Williams (b. 1940, Ogden, UT, lives and works in Petaluma, CA) is one of the most visionary artists to emerge from the Bay Area in the 1960s. His deeply personal work is significantly influenced by his family, quilt-makers and folk artists, who taught him to sew and crochet as a boy and encouraged the pursuit of his highly individualistic voice. He studied at the California College of Arts & Crafts, where he began to develop a body of work that combines fantastical landscapes, biological forms and the history of ornament. His work was included in the legendary Funk exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum in 1967 and is currently held in many permanent collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Berkeley Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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 open Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment