Pace Prints is pleased to announce the online release of a print by Robin F. Williams. Matched (2023) is an aquatint etching and relief print, in an edition of 35. The print is William’s second online print release with Pace Prints and will be available Wednesday, October 11, at 11am New York time, on this page. Sign up for reminders on this release using the above button.
While Robin F. Williams' practice as an artist overtly addresses questions of the identity, representation, and agency of female figures, her personal activism extends to climate consciousness and voting rights. She is a founding member of Artists Commit, an artist-led collective committed to a climate-conscious, resilient, and equitable future. In 2020, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Williams and Pace Prints released Earth Prayer, an etching to support the work of Environmental Defense Fund.
With Matched, Williams has brought the focus to bear on the individual's role in affecting change on the systemic level and defending free and fair access to the right to vote. She writes:
"When making this print, I wanted to think about an individual gesture that has a resonance or an impact that matters at whatever scale. Lighting a match; it's an act that is really meant to start something."
The complete edition of 35 prints will be available for direct purchase on this page on a first-come, first-served basis for 24 hours or until sold out. To honor the spirit of Williams’ print, Pace Prints will provide financial support to Fair Fight Action and its efforts to protect voting rights around the country.
About Robin F. Williams
Known for her large-scale paintings of stylized, sentient, yet ambiguously generated female figures, Robin F. Williams (b. 1984) employs a variety of techniques, including oil, airbrush, poured paint, marbling, and staining of raw canvas to create deeply textured and complexly constructed paintings. Combining a masterful technical understanding with an innate sense of curiosity, Williams fuses practices from social media channels such as Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube with references to early modernism, pop culture, advertising, and cinema, to challenge the systemic conventions around representations of women. Williams received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is represented by P·P·O·W, New York, NY.
About Fair Fight Action
Fair Fight Action is a 501(c)(4) organization championing voting rights nationwide, rooted in their fight for voter freedom in Georgia. Fair Fight Action empowers the New American Majority, advocate for equitable access to healthcare, fair wages, housing, education, and other vital community issues, while ensuring votes are cast and counted.
About Pace Prints
Pace Prints has been a leading publisher and gallery of original fine art prints, monoprints and multiples since 1968.
In the Pace Editions and Pace Paper studios, Pace Prints offers artists the expertise, facilities and resources to create boundary-breaking original work in a broad range of printmaking techniques, from the traditional to cutting-edge, innovative and hybrid approaches.
Pace Prints’ gallery, now located at 536 West 22nd Street in Chelsea, is a premier exhibition space dedicated to fostering education and connoisseurship about prints to art lovers and collectors. Pace Prints is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) and the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).