A few months back we interviewed Arthur J. Williams Jr. about his relocation from Chicago to the west coast during the pandemic. The Bridgeport, Chicago native recently opened a new gallery in Beverly Hills. In addition to Arthur's successful transition, Roger J. Carter has gained success following adoption of a new style. Consequently, the market for his artwork has increased significantly. Last week, the artists collaborated for an exhibition in Los Angeles titled: THE MILITARY AND THE MONETARY.
Alongside pieces like Nipsey Hussle made from toy soldiers and star wars action figures, Williams displays a full range of creations. Seen in his new gallery is a combination of hand embellished print work, crumpled money made from "space material" and even a collaboration between both artists titled "Native Son."
"When I moved to Beverly Hills I was able to succeed because others believed in me and gave me a shot. Now here I am with my own gallery in the heart of the city. I wanted to give someone that same opportunity that I got when I came here. It needed to be the right person though. Rogers work is powerful and the fact he’s from an area so close to where I grew up, it makes him a perfect addition to the space." - Arthur J. Williams Jr.
THE MILITARY AND THE MONETARY will be on display at Da Vinci Gallery, 499 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills. The exhibition will be up until April 23rd (with talks of extending it into Mid-May). The venue accepts walk-ins from Noon to 6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. A portion of the available artwork is now viewable online. Stay tuned for more updates on both of these artists as well as future shows.