A Response to the work of John Williams- Rectification of Power Featured in Ceramics Art and Perception 2013 Issue 92
John William’s series of works in Reflection of Power visually radiates. The pieces are rich with a vivid white and gold surfaces complimented by clean almost machined form. Williams’ thoughtful use of materials is another strong point. Combining the history and desirability of gold plated silver and porcelain is a tasteful way of adding depth to the work, making the choice in construction materials very valid. Through repetition the concept is crystal clear when the pieces are displayed together and the viewer is left with more to ponder. These objects are minimal and provide the viewer with just enough information to start a dialogue, making the work more accessible. Rectification of Power is a well thought out series of work that directly confronts the viewer.