In late 2022, the beloved Art of Dr Seuss ended its partnership with The Water Tower Place. The space will now feature two Southside Chicago artists, Arthur J. Williams Jr. & Roger J. Carter, in an exhibition titled: Between Love and Money.
Opening Saturday, January 14th, the updated gallery will highlight an array of new artwork from headlining artist and Bridgeport native, Arthur J. Williams Jr. Known for his past life as a notorious money counterfeiter, Williams began painting in prison, later creating a career for himself nearly a decade ago.
Since his release, the artist has been featured in NBC, Art Space, and many other media outlets in a unique comeback story. During the pandemic, Williams left Chicago and opened a temporary gallery in Beverly Hills that showed both his work and the work of other Chicago artists. One such artist that he connected with was Bronzeville native, Roger J. Carter.
Through Artist Replete, both emerging acts found inspiration in the work ethic that each other shared. Upon Arthur's return in the Fall of 2022, the artist worked alongside Carter in his studio, which later led to the idea of a joint exhibition featuring their work separately and new pieces they've collaborated on together.
Between Love and Money makes its debut this Saturday at the Water Tower Place on floor two, 835 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL. Doors open at 1pm until 8pm for opening day and 1-6pm on Sunday. The event is free with RSVP on Eventbrite.