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Williams to display work at Averitt Monday

Exhibit free. open to public

    Kori Allison Williams, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate at Georgia Southern University, will open her senior photography exhibition, Phi-nomenon, on Monday, in the Legends Gallery of the Averitt Center for the Arts in downtown Statesboro. The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art sponsors the exhibition, which will close with a reception on Thursday, December 7, from 5 –7 p.m.
    Williams, a native of Augusta, Ga., became obsessed with photography during her senior year in high school and her uncle fostered her early work. As her interests and talents flourished during her art classes at Georgia Southern University, Williams’ inspiration came from the artwork of her late grandmother, who did not have the opportunity for a formal education in art. Her uncle’s encouragement gave Williams the confidence to realize her dream of earning a BFA degree. After graduation, Williams hopes to travel and use her honed skills.
    “My exhibition is entitled Phi-nomenon because my photographs involve images of my body as they fit into the golden ratio, golden mean or divine proportion,” Williams explains. “Artists as far back as the Renaissance believed this proportion to be aesthetically pleasing. When the ratio of the longer side of a rectangle is taken to the shorter side, the proportion approximates the number phi, 1.618 …, an irrational number which does not repeat itself or appear to ever end.”
    Williams believes that the creation of art gives an individual an opportunity to express a personal point of view.  
    “Art gives me a chance to show others how I see the world,” Williams said. “My work has been influenced by the abstract, macro photography of Edward Stiechen, who expressed himself uniquely.”
    The exhibition and reception is free and open to the public. The Averitt Center for the Arts is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
    For more information, contact the artist at koriwilli@hotmail.com

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