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ARTIST NAME: Williams, Garry
ACCESSION NUMBER: 2004.092.002.ABC
TITLE: SWIFT FOX
DATE: 2004
CATEGORY: Ceramic
MEDIUM: stoneware, bronze, glaze
DIMENSIONS: Actual: 133 x 53 x 44.5 cm (52 3/8 x 20 7/8 x 17 1/2 in.) Other (A (Fox)): 32 x 35 x 44.5 cm (12 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.) Other (B (Top Section)): 22 x 44.5 x 44.5 cm (8 11/16 x 17 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.) Other (C (Bottom Section)): 86 x 40.5 x 41.5 cm (33 7/8 x 15 15/16 x 16 5/16 in.)
COLLECTION: Alberta Foundation for the Arts
ACQUISITION TYPE: PURCHASE
2004 BOARD COMMITTEE PURCHASE


OTHER HOLDINGS: Williams, Garry
ARTIST BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Garry Williams attended the Alberta College of Art and Design and the Banff Centre and received an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1990. He achieved numerous distinctions throughout his career including several Canada Council grants and selection as Canadian representative at the international sculpture symposium in Quebec in 1984. He also received the highest award at the national ceramics competition in 1986. Known for his innovative approach to his work he developed new bronze, aluminium and resin casting techniques. Williams was generous with his knowledge and experience teaching at ACAD, Red Deer College and conducting numerous lectures and workshops at institutions across Canada. Williams work was exhibited nationally and internationally and he received a number of commissions including eight detailed wall reliefs for installation in the Banff Centre's conference facilities. Through the format of sculptural vessels and installation work, Williams created situations that question ideological, cultural, philosophical and physical relationships to objects, materials and environments. Williams sought a special function in his art: one that addresses the state of living in an age of instability and crisis. By focusing on this theme of disorder in the world, he wished to emphasize the need for awareness, challenge, involvement, empowerment and change. Garry Williams passed away in 2005.


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