Atlanta Contemporary Displays Works By Charles Williams, An Artist With Many Styles

"Untitled (Pencil Holder)" by Charles Williams
“Untitled (Pencil Holder)” by Charles Williams is shown. An exhibition of his works is on view at Atlanta Contemporary through April 19. (Credit: Charles Williams)

In the sci-fi comics of self-taught artist Charles Williams, heroes fight against an intergalactic slave trade. And when aliens observe the racism and economic inequality on Earth, they decide to return to their planet.

Williams also filled his yard with his cosmic creations made from objects he found.

There’s an exhibition of his works titled “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” on view now at the Atlanta Contemporary.

“City Lights” senior producer Claire Reynolds discussed the exhibition with Atlanta Contemporary executive director Veronica Kessenich and curator Phillip March Jones. Jones began the conversation with how he rediscovered the artist.

The “Life and Death of Charles Williams” is on view at the Atlanta Contemporary through April 19.

This story was originally published with audio onĀ WABE.org.

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