January 10 – February 8, 2014

1708 Gallery presents NEW/USED/WET/BROKEN, featuring sculpture and installation by Jeff Williams. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, January 10 at 6 PM, with an artist talk at 6:30 PM.

Jeff will also be giving a free talk open to the public at the University of Richmond's Jepson Hall (Room 118) on Monday, February 10 from 4 to 5 p.m. This talk is presented by the University of Richmond's Department of Art and Art History.

Williams' work tests the structural limits of materials as well as conventional understandings of where art begins and ends. Engaging entropic forces such as tension and corrosion, Williams deploys wear and deterioration as creative processes.

Jeff Williams is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas in Austin. Williams was a resident at the Core Program in Houston, TX, and has exhibited widely, including at Jack Hanley Gallery and Recess Art in New York, NY, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, OH, and at Project Row Houses in Houston, TX. 

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1708 Gallery’s 2013-2014 exhibition season is dedicated to Cindy Neuschwander and is generously supported in part by Jay Barrows, Molly Dodge and Bruce Schaub, Geraldine Duskin, Edward Elmore, Suzanna Fields and Richard Douglas, Susan and John Jamieson, Andrea Levine, Lucy Meade, John and Lisa Moerner, Vickie and Jim Quigg, Beverly Reynolds, Gabriel Ricioppo, Bill and Pam Royall, John Ryan and Wesley Chenault, Geoffrey and Jennifer Sisk, Chip and Lynn Spitzer, Maria Tabb, Rob Tarbell and Anna Von Gehr, Laura West, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.