Didier William’s works are collaged, carved, painted, and drawn to produce a painting surface that resists the rigidity of his materials. The silhouette figures are composed of allover fields of small eyes incised into the supports and inked in black. He draws from memory, oratory and historical archives to re-imagine narratives of the black diaspora. His mixed media paintings offer multiple histories, those fixed and fluid, rigid and supple, diasporic and rooted. Within this dual-revolutionary struggle, William’s figures resist our impulse to name, label, or gender them and as a result forcefully maintain their autonomy. The paintings themselves reflect this resistance to classification; they merge the processes of collage and printmaking with more traditional paint media.vRecent exhibitions include Isness, Morgan Lehamn Gallery, New York (2018); We Will Win, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York (2017) and Passenger Pigeon Anniversary Show, La Maison d’Art, New York (2017).