The gallery is pleased to announce that Peter Williams will be part of an artist talk presented by MOCAD. In this virtual discussion, co-curators Rebecca Mazzei and Larry Ossei-Mensah join artist Peter Williams in a conversation around Black Universe, Williams’ joint exhibition at Trinosophes and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. Black Universe presents more than two dozen abstract and figurative paintings, conveying Williams’ multifaceted ideas about Black consciousness by addressing difficult social issues—from racial discrimination to climate change—through symbolic imagery, grotesque figures, and vibrant compositions. The program includes a reading by Lynn Crawford from the author’s most recent novel, Paula Regossy (2020), inspired by Williams’ work.
MOCAD delivers exhibitions and programs that explore the best of contemporary art, connecting Detroit and the global art world. MOCAD is focused on art to nurture social change and human understanding, that reflects our community. We encourage innovative experimentation by all types of artists and scholars to enrich and educate diverse visitors in the power of art. We welcome local and international creative voices who can guide us to an equitable and inclusive future. We believe it is our responsibility to utilize art to move us towards a more hopeful and accepting community.