Have Crayons, Will Build: Herb Williams @ Oz, NashvilleJuxtapoz // Friday, 14 Mar 2014
The OZ in Nashville is getting set to showcase Herb Williams' crayon sculptures in a one-night exhibition, "Personal Best" on March 20, 2014. As the gallery notes, "Although Herb Williams works with many different mediums and materials, he is one of the only individuals in the world with an account at Crayola. He creates original sculptures out of hundreds of thousands of individual crayons, and he’s earned accolades for these sculptures through Ripley’s and The Guinness Book of World Records. Thematically, Williams’s work exists at an intersection of pop Americana and natural wonders, often turning our focus to environmental issues like wildfires and water conservation."
“We were excited to offer OZ’s 10,000 square foot warehouse up to Herb Williams to create something at our next TNT,” says OZ Artistic Director Lauren Snelling, “but we didn’t know what to expect. What he has brought together is nothing short of extraordinary. His desire to highlight the collecting community within Nashville and share works by the iconic artists who’ve influenced his own career is an example of the genuine spirit of generosity and support found in our city. It is important to Herb that Nashville be recognized as a city where people collect great art and where great art is being made.”