Artist Lecture by Philemona Williamson
Nationally renowned contemporary artist Philemona Williamson is intrigued with her vibrantly colored, dynamic paintings, featuring adolescents intermingled and engaged in evocative poses and actions within mysterious settings.
They suggest various transitions and stages of life from childhood through adulthood. Of indeterminate age, gender, and ethnicity, the figures often seem caught in awkward, enigmatic moments which seduce the viewer into a labyrinth of open-ended questions. Poetically titled, the works invite the viewer to use one’s imagination to try to interpret their complex, allegorical narratives.