Best Visual Rhythm: Hermonie 'only' Williams

Hermonie “only” Williams’ “Saccade” exhibition at Terrault Contemporary over the summer was this local artist’s first solo show since her impressive “Big Deal” at the Penthouse in 2010. And even though that was five years ago, Williams’ new work was still instantly and indelibly recognizable as coming from her brain. Yes, her work has adorned recent album covers from Lower Dens (“Escape from Evil”) and Horse Lords (“Hidden Cities”), but there’s just something unmistakably singular about her visual vocabulary. Everything she does showcases the confidence of her vision and the precision of her craft, and resulting works flit between stark minimalism and bottomless conceptualism, the boldness of graphic design and the fugitive seduction of surrealism, and concrete objects and imagined constructions.

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