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Diane Williams: My America | Lancaster Museum of Art and History - MOAH

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

5pm-9pm

Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH

665 W Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534


My America is William's recent body of work about finding common ground with the community at large.

Diane Williams is a multidisciplinary artist whose work stems from the political and social landscape that surrounds her. She uses art as a call to arms, creating works that explore issues about immigrants and gender to encourage cultural and social understanding.

In this participatory piece, the artist asked viewers to write the first name of an immigrant (first, second, third generation….) they know and their relationship to that person on a piece of paper and then post it on a wall with an outlined map of the United States. The word immigrant has had a negative connotation in our society. This project examines how people view immigrants and questions their own immigrant identity.

 

Williams and MOAH staff engaging the public with the 2nd installment of her participatory piece, “My America”.

Williams and MOAH staff engaging the public with the 2nd installment of her participatory piece, “My America”.

Monsters + Aliens

I’ve been working on a new series called Monsters + Aliens. The idea evolved from my previous work of integrating animals and obscuring images of women in my compositions. Weaving strings of materials, mostly from old paintings and some new into made up creatures, sculpted from wire frames come to play. I’m excited and looking forward to working on this new series--- when old work informs the new until it comes to fruition.

I always felt like an outsider growing up. In school, I felt like I never fit in. But it didn’t help when my mother, instead of buying me glue for school projects, would tell me to just use rice.
— Margaret Cho