Oriel Q - Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS [t] 01834 869454 Manager: Lynne Crompton
12 January to 22 February
A Day at the Races
Photographs by Chris Rees
Ceramics by students and established artists
Lee Williams studied at Cardiff College of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Goldsmith’s College, University of London, and University of Wales, Newport. Solo exhibitions include: Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Oldham Museum and Art Gallery, Loading Bay Gallery, London; Triskal Arts Centre, Cork, as well as site-specific projects in Melbourne and London. He has also led socially engaging projects in Walsall and for Penrhys Partnership Trust in the Rhondda Valley. Lee has lectured at a variety of institutes and is currently lecturer at Neath Port Talbot College.
‘My art is driven by a curiosity about the ways in which social relationships shape and transform our lives. As individuals and as a culture, our chances of happiness depends on our ability to decipher a hidden world that revolves – invisibly, improbably, inexorably – around human bonding. In all its protean forms, love is the tether binding our whirling lives. Without that biological anchor, all of us are flung outward, into the encroaching darkness.’
Everything you ever wanted can be seen as unfinished inventories of fragments: objects, drawings, photographs and prints. The works are often deconstructed and re-invented, changing and developing as they move to different sites/venues. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different works, they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the overarching subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms used. During research and production, new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.