INcongruence confronts viewers, turning them into active participants. The installation consists of several woven modular weavings made out of cultural detritus such as yarn, thread, fabric, plastic and shredded paintings. These materials have personal history, recycled from friends and family or salvaged from the artist’s predominantly immigrant neighborhood Thrift Shop in Glassell Park and the Fabric District in Downtown Los Angeles called Santee Alley. These shops are traditionally owned, run and supported by immigrant families.
Williams intertwined these elements into modular weavings, reminiscent of protest signs and roadside memorials that operate as obstructions, confinement and disruptions. This installation aims to reflect the immigrant communities as well as the whole nation at large, illustrating the idea of an extended community while challenging assumptions and norms. The polychromatic modules are an amalgamation of diverse textures and components. A reminder that America is clearly divided as a nation but we have more in common than we are often led to believe.