Recently opening at BELLWETHER in New York is an exhibition by Abbey Williams titled (STILL). In this body of work, Williams creates video portraits where she superimposes herself over a still image. In addition to these videos, she presents several multiple channel videos which Williams uses her figure to try to match the figure in the image, dissolving herself into art historical and pop culture imagery.
Wiliams’ work has referenced the work of feminist artists such as Cindy Sherman and Sophie Calle by using compiled images to address the representation of women in art. (STILL) focuses on female sexuality and vulnerability, directly responding to her personal experience of losing her child in labor.
Williams has had several solo shows, including projects with galleries such as Foxy Production in New York. Her work has been shown at Tate Britain in London, PS1 in New York and the Hammer Museum in LA. In 2004, she attended Skowhegan Residency Program after receiving her MFA from Bard College.