Parker's Box

Gerard Williams


Born 1959, Manchester, United Kingdom, lives and works in London, United Kingdom

The work of Gerard Williams leads his audience to re-examine individual and collective culturally founded preconceptions. He aims to afford unusual vantage points in perceptual terms upon his chosen subjects. His work has made use of a great diversity of starting points, such as outlines taken from floor plans and maps; It has reacted, for example, to the demographics of place via cold hard CIA statistics on GDP; It might be that he begins work with a 600 year old wooden 'linen-fold' panel, or that he chooses to dress a series of ordinary windows in a regional town centre, as if they are inhabited. The starting points are varied but are very much part of the world as it already exists. Art critic Sally O'Reilly in discussion with Gerard Williams: 'You might say that you are interested in translating from one format or material into an object or image that is illogical - a mapping from sense to nonsense. What this invariably does, however, is not demonstrate the absurdity of your work, but often the absurdity of the original information.' (Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, issue3, No3, fall 2005, pp274-290).

SOLO shows
2007 Fictional Neighbors, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
2002 medievalmodern, London, United Kingdom
1996 Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
1994 Gerard Williams, The Showroom, London, United Kingdom
Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France
1993 Aldebaran, Baillargues, France
Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
Todd Gallery, London, United Kingdom
1991 Patrick de Brock, Antwerp, Belgium
1990 Interim Art, London, United Kingdom
Galeria Franz Paludetto, Turin, Italy
1989 Anthony d'Offay, London, United Kingdom
1986 Interim Art, London, United Kingdom
GROUP shows
2010 Pile, a commissioned project for Sideshow co-curated by Simon Franklyn and Craig Fisher
Summer Lodge, Nottingham Trent University’s summer workshop
The Trophy Room, Ten Years Hunting (Part Three), new works made for the exhibition context
Ten Years Hunting (Part Two), celebrating 10 years of Parker's Box in New York City
Super Farmers’ Market, Handel Street Projects at Sicilian Avenue, London
2009 B-Noticed, Postmethodists inaugural exhibition, two rural sites, Lincolnshire
2008 Farmer’s Market, Handel Street Projects at 72 Wigmore Street, London
Gala Triangle, Association Triangle, Marseille, France
Handel Street Projects at 1 Exhibition Road, with Olivier Richon and Stefan Sehler
2007 Unpicked and Dismantled, National Museum Of M.K. Ciurlionis, Khaunas, Lithuania
2006 My Solo Show, Beyond the Valley, London, United Kingdom
If it didn't exist you'd have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom, London, United Kingdom
Sculpture/Object, Stoke-on-Trent, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom
2005 Handel Street Projects, London, United Kingdom
Textile 05, Kaunas Art Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
Beacon, temporary commission for a rural English Heritage/ Crown owned Lincolnshire venue
arttextiles 3, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery; Artsway Hampshire, United Kingdom
2004 ...Dreaming of a White..., Arts and Business , London, United Kingdom
GDP, Frieze Art Fair London for Parker's Box, New York, United Kingdom
Volker Marschall Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
arttextiles 3, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Edinburgh City Art Gallery, United Kingdom>
Stuft, Hull School of Art/ Red Gallery, Hull, United Kingdom
Fragments, medievalmodern, London, United Kingdom
2003 Sculpture in 20th Century Britain, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom
2002 Braziers International Artists Workshop, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Bring and Buy, Transit Space, London, United Kingdom
2000 Modular Loops, Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
1999 Sampled: the use of fabric in sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, United Kingdom
Furniture, Richard Salmon, London, United Kingdom; John Hansard Gallery University of Southampton, United Kingdom; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
1998 Over the Top, Ikon Touring Programme, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Echo, Pavillion of the Volksbünhne Theatre, Berlin, Germany (two person collaborative installation with Stefan Sehler, exhibition)
Craft, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1997 Infra-Slim Spaces, works from the collection of 'Invisible Museum', London, Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungaria; University of Kiev, Ukrainia
Williams & Williams, Association Art-Cade; Grand Bains Douches de la Plaine, Marseille, France
Craft, Richard Salmon, London, United Kingdom; Kettles Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
WheNever, Told Great Garden Street Synagogue, London, United Kingdom
1996 Whitechapel Art Gallery: Open Exhibition, Commercial Too, Spitalfields, London, United Kingdom
Good News, Galerie 102, Düsseldorf, Germany
A Matter of Facts, Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Mźnster, Germany
1995 Taking Form, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1994 Arte Inglese d'Oggi, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy
Seeingtheunseen, works from the collection of 'Invisible Museum', Shepherdess Walk, London, United Kingdom
Sous Reserve de Modification, Usine d'Engrais Letellier, Montpellier, France
Escale a Marseille, Tour du Roy Rene, Marseille, France
Galerie Marchande, Antwerp, Belgium
Promenade des Anglais, Galerie Raph Debarn, Nice, France
1993 East Wing Collection, The Courtauld Institute, London, united Kingdom
Five British Artists, Patrick de Brock, Antwerp, Belgium
In House, Out House, Unit Seven, London, United Kingdom
1992 Rencontres No.1, La Vigie Art Contemporain, N”mes, France
1991 Body Furniture, Palais Galliera, Paris, France; Galleria Comunale d'Arte Modena, Bologna, Italy; Musei Comunali, Rimini, Italy; Le Navi, Cattolica, Italy
220Ľ 2.8kms SSW of Nida, Lithuanian Artists Association Symposium, Lithuania
1990 What is a Gallery? Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Realismi, Ileana Toynta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece; Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin, Italy
TAC '90, Sala Parpall—, Diputaci—n Provincial de Valencia, Valencia, Italy
Leche-Vitrines, Le Festival ARS Musica, Brussels, Belgium
1989 It's a Still Life, works from the collection of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom
Richard Wentworth, Grenville Davey, Gerard Williams, Sala Uno, Rome, Rome, Italy
Home Truths, Castello di Rivara, Italy
That Which Appears Is Good, That Which Is Good Appears, Galerie Tanja Grunert, Kšln, Germany
1988 Summer Shows, Interim Art, London, United Kingdom; Anthony d'Offay, London, United Kingdom
1987 The Icon Show, Mario Flecha Gallery, London, United Kingdom
1986 Whitechapel Art Gallery: Open Exhibitions, London, United Kingdom
2004 Research Support Award, Goldsmiths College for arttextiles3 project
Arts Council of England, support award for Fragments, medieval modern, London, United Kingdom
2003 Paul Hamlyn Foundation, 2003 Awards for Visual Artists
2000 The British Council, 'Grants to Artists Scheme' award, in connection with the exhibition Modular Loops, at Parker's Box, Brooklyn, USA
1997 The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds: Research Fellowship, awarded to support 'a study of the role of fabric and the implications surrounding its use in sculpture during the second half of the twentieth century'
1996 The Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
The British Council, United Kingdom
1994 London Arts Board and The Henry Moore Foundation,United Kingdom
1992-1994 The British Council, United Kingdom
1992 The British Council, United Kingdom
1990 Greater London Arts Association, United Kingdom
1989 The British Council, United Kingdom
1988 The British Council, United Kingdom
1986 Greater London Arts Association, United Kingdom
1982 South East Arts Association, United Kingdom
Arts Council Collection, London, United Kingdom
Contemporary Art Society, London, United Kingdom
Diputación Provincial de Valencia, Valencia, Italy
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per L'Arte, Turino, Italy
Castello di Rivara, Torino, Italy
Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, United Kingdom
Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
United Kingdom
United States of America

Parker's Box
193 Grand St. Brooklyn, NY 11211