Curator Talk: The Life and Death of Charles Williams

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022 6 – 7 pm

756 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

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Engage in a conversation with Phillip March Jones, curator of The Life and Death of Charles Williams, about the exhibition.

About this event

The Life and Death of Charles Williams is the first major solo show of Charles Williams' oeuvre. A compelling storyteller and prolific creator, Williams made fantastical assemblages, comics, drawings, paintings and sculptures, referencing pop culture and addressing social issues still relevant in today's discourse. Hear from the curator of the exhibition, Phillip March Jones, about the stories behind and within Williams' pieces and the long-lasting impact the artist continues to have on creatives today.

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Image (cover): Charles Williams in his Fantasy Automobile, n.d. Collection of the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University.

Image (above): Installation photograph by Cheri Eisenberg

Closed captions will be available at the virtual program. Please contact Lindsey Wurz at with questions related to accessibility accommodations.

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This program is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

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Meet Phillip March Jones

Phillip March Jones is a curator, artist and writer based in New York City. In 2009, Jones founded Institute 193, a non-profit contemporary art space and publisher in Lexington, Ky. He later served as the inaugural director of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation (Atlanta), director of the Galerie Christian Berst (New York/Paris) and Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York). In 2020, Jones founded MARCH, a public benefit corporation and gallery dedicated to amplifying the voices of under-recognized artists in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. His photographs and writings have been published by the Jargon Society, Yale University Press, Vanderbilt University Press, Dust-to-Digital, Poem 88 and Parker Gallery, among others.

Photograph courtesy Phillip March Jones


Photograph by Cheri Eisenberg