Installation view: Jeff Williams presented by Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
Jeff Williams’ work is concerned with the properties of materials and their relationship to each other and over time. The artist combines and alters architectural materials and industrial waste as well as geological formations and quotidian objects in ways that induce and accelerate processes of erosion and decay and illuminate the elementary and sensory specificity of the materials. The work often functions as a form of research, predicated upon engineering principles, scientific theories and bodies of knowledge, such as processes of chemical reactions or ideas in physics, and undermines ideas around permanence and certainty within the built environment.