KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNOBSERVED WORLD
Pigment print, Sintra, 2014
The series of photographs document different species of trees, in this case a California incense cedar, presented horizontally as if fallen. The images from this series were captured in Berkeley, California and their presentation alludes to the philosophical questions posed by George Berkeley – the city’s namesake.
Griff Williams is an American artist based in San Francisco. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including San Diego Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, San Jose Museum and the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.
Williams is the founder and director of Gallery 16, a contemporary art gallery and fine art publisher in San Francisco. Since 1993, Gallery 16 has exhibited the work of scores of influential contemporary artists. Griff created Gallery 16 Editions, a publishing imprint, which has produced over 800 editions, a book and multiples including Lynn Hershman, Harrell Fletcher, William Kentridge, Jim Isermann, Margaret Kilgallen, Mark Grotjahn, and Ari Marcopoulos.