[Edgar Degas. Forest in the Mountains (Forêt dans la montagne), c. 1890. Monotype in oil on paper. Plate: 11 13/16 x 15 3/4″ (30 x 40 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Louise Reinhardt Smith Bequest]
Chapel Hill artist Antoine Williams,
a.k.a. Raw, explores issues surrounding race and class through
mixed-media installations, paintings, drawings, and collage. His work is semi-autobiographical, inspired by his experiences of a rural
working class upbringing in Red Springs, North Carolina. “My art
practice is an investigation of my cultural identity through the
exploration of societal signs as they relate to institutional
inequities,” Williams explains in his artist statement. See more on HiFructose.com.