Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Artist Dan Colen at the opening of Al-Qaeda is the CIA, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Sue Williams curated by Nate Lowman at 303 Gallery, Chelsea New York. September 17, 2010After a five-year hiatus Sue Williams returns to her New York homebase, 303 Gallery in Chelsea with an exhibition of old and new works curated by the artist Nate Lowman titled Al-Qaeda is the CIA.  Known for his devious linguistic assaults on cutesy American slogans and emblems, Lowman works the room, pushing and pulling painting against drawing, image against form courting the viewer into the whimsical and sinister worlds Williams creates to explore vulgarity, femininity, violation, loss, pride, dominance and the repetition of form.   The exhibition is on view through October 23rd.  An illustrated artist’s book created by Sue Williams and Nate Lowman is available at