The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
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.