Reversing the Gaze - Laura Williams Inspires

Aug 11 2016

Laura Williams has been featured in a double page interview with Anabela Rea in last week’s Sunday Star Times “Inspire” magazine. The conversation glides between her home life and painting studio, from 60s floral curtains to Gainsborough. It’s not often that we get to peek into the world that foregrounds an artist’s practice. With a casual chit-chat fashion, Laura explains her cheekily explicit paintings that reverse the classic male gaze with light-hearted humour. The piece sums:

I wouldn’t want to be the artist of my generation because there are so many other people out there who are so cool, and my generation is getting a bit wrinkly,” Williams laughs, “But I want to get to the point where I could paint full-time and to keep having showings. I’ve had some encouragement from the States to start exploring and showing my pieces in New York. So my ambition I suppose is to be remembered, and to be seen as having a pertinent voice in today’s art. Who knows if that is the case? I keep thinking of the classic – ‘ignored by the art community while they were alive…’ How often do you read that?!” she laughs, “I suppose if I’m any good, I’d like to know that before I die.”

You can read the full article here at Black Asterisk