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Lee Williams | My Little Pit Ponythe [...] space

02 December - 07 December 2014

The horse as an image has been around for thousands of years from the caves of Lascaux (16,000 BC) through to the end of the 20th century. The equine image has been part of our visual art tradition. There are seminal images by da Vinci, Durer, Rubens, Stubbs, Delacroix, Muybridge, Picasso, Marc, Marini and more recently by Rothenberg and Cattalan.

However, the horse is no longer required for transport, industry or war and pit ponies are no more. Ponies have become part of our leisure culture. Once a beast of burden, ponies has now become synonymous with pony clubs and Hasbro’s franchise “My Little Pony” .

“My Little Pit Pony” is an enquiry, articulated through object, site and audience interaction. Working across media and spaces my site-related interventions and sculptures come inseparably with a layer of humour. My work is a constant enquiry, an incomplete sentence, a phrase articulated through materiality. “My little pit pony”   has pathos, the work has a distinctive impact, sad / funny, memory /  junk . A question is asked. The answers are for others to decide.

About | Lee Williams

Lee studied at S.G.I.H.E Cardiff, Birmingham Inst. of Art and Design, Goldsmiths University, London and University of Wales, Newport. In 1991 he received an Euro-creation award to live and exhibit and work in Tuscany. He has exhibited since 1990, with solo many exhibitions / projects in the UK, Italy, Ireland and Australia. Lee has taught at a several institutions and is currently course leader of the Foundation Diploma at Neath Port Talbot College Group. He is director of Colony Projects, an artist led organisation based in South and West Wales. 

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