Peter Williams’s Afrofuturist World and Its Cyclones of Color

Peter Williams, Birdland, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist and Luis De Jesus Los Angeles.

Peter Williams' second solo exhibition, Black Universe, tells a classic Afrofuturist tale of leaving Earth and its many hardships behind in search of greener pastures. Writing for Hyperallergic, Daniel Gerwin covers the artist's artwork of bright colors, flying cars, and Black astronauts, connecting Williams' escapist fantasy with a contemporary political landscape that has many wondering about the future.

"Williams’s paintings proffer wellsprings of individuality and broad humanity in their cyclones of color and interlocking form. It is past time that he receives the institutional attention he deserves." - Daniel Gerwin