Artist Statement Art is an externalization of struggle to rationalize and give form to something not understood. The artist, like the oyster, is driven to externalize this conflict into the image of a pearl. In some circles this definition is called exorcism. I believe art should be appreciated through a viewer’s individual intercourse with the work, allowing the image to speak for itself and not be prejudged by societies academic paradigms. This concept has close parallels to techniques first acquired in childhood, such as the ability to stare at clouds and see recognizable images arise and fall in the mind’s […]
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Roger Williamson art events including openings, solo shows, group shows.
In Times Of Peril She Would Call Up All Strange Orders Of Spirits Into Her Aura To Protect Herself From Evil Oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2015, Buy the original oil painting from Saatchi Art The painting illustrates a technique utilized by some practitioners of the magical tradition to ward off what is perceived as, and known by, psychic attack. In many ways, the method mirrors the use in Medieval times on churches where a grotesque image, gargoyle, was stationed on the outside of the building to ward off evil influences. In the Pyramid Texts of Ancient […]
December’s First Thursday Art Exhibit Thursday December 5th, 2013 5-9pm Gallery 402B, Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson St. NE, MPLS, MN
Last opportunity to experience the Chimera Exhibition this Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th. I will be at the gallery, Stevens Square Center For The Arts on Friday August 23rd from 5pm until 8pm to take visitors on a guided walk through and explanation of the images. Stevens Square Center For The Arts will also be open on Saturday August 24th and Sunday August 25th from 1pm until 5pm.
Chimera Talk and Walk Through For anyone interested in seeing the Chimera exhibit and hearing the stories behind the paintings inspiration and execution, I will be at Stevens Square Center For The Arts on Friday August 16th from 5pm until 8pm to walk through and talk about them. Hope to see you there and thank you to everyone who came on opening night. Chimera Exhibition is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until 5pm through August 25th at Stevens Square Center For The Arts Opening Night Gallery Details and Map
Chimera Talk and Walk Through For anyone interested in seeing the Chimera exhibit and hearing the stories behind the paintings inspiration and execution, I will be at Stevens Square Center For The Arts tomorrow, Friday August 9th from 5pm until 8pm to walk through and talk about them. Hope to see you there and thank you to everyone who came on opening night. Chimera Exhibition is open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm until 5pm through August 25th at Stevens Square Center For The Arts Opening Night Gallery Details and Map
Chimera Updated Signed prints of High Priestess There will be a limited number of signed prints of High Priestess from Tarot of the Morning Star available at the Chimera Opening this Saturday August 3rd. at Stevens Square Center For The Arts Roger Williamson Local Artist Interview
Chimera Update: New Paintings The Chimera exhibition features several new paintings, including the triptych “Fall, Paradise Is For Those Who Do What They Are Told”, a work composed of three 8 foot by 4 foot oil on wood panels. The paintings explore the concept of the “Fall” from three perspectives, Gnosticism, Greek mythology and Shamanism. It interprets and reveals the occult message of the “Fall” concept as a communication of opportunity and self-empowerment to those who can see beyond appearances, as opposed to the traditional view of eternal pain and damnation for not doing what you are told to do by others. On […]
Judgment Major Arcana Tarot Card For Judgment I have used the climax of the Cain and Abel story as the image for my interpretation because it illustrates the moment of taking an irreversible step by an action made or a word spoken that can never be taken back. The card reminds us that we need to think before we act or speak. Modern commentators typically assume Cain’s motive was jealousy due to God rejecting his offering, while accepting Abel’s. Some ancient exegetes suggest something even more sinister lay behind the killing. They suggest the motive involved a desire for the most […]