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Everything HAPPENS (1976)
March 25 - May 6, 2017
Opening Reception Saturday, March 25 from 6-8pm
Proof Gallery is pleased to present EVERYTHING HAPPENS (1976) a show of photographic works by Matt Williams. Working within the genres of family and humanist photography, Williams suggests narratives that subvert notions of parental influence and test the power of ancestral ties. Focusing on male rites of passage from adolescence to old age, Williams acts as witness but also subject. He and his subjects are by turns performers and composers and captives in a space that is flexible and complex. Loss and absence are the organizing principles of EVERYTHING HAPPENS (1976).
Born in Cleveland, Matt Williams grew up in the suburbs of both Boston and Brussels which were, at the same time, surprisingly similar and wildly different. This paradox and many others has informed his work from the beginning. He received an MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016. He has exhibited recently at ClampArt in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Work from EVERYTHING HAPPENS (1976) is featured in the current issue of Paper Safe magazine.