PAUL KOTULA PROJECTS is pleased to announce the exhibition “I/WE/THEN/NOW November 5 through December 17. The exhibition features the work of three American painters: Jim Chatelain (Delhi, NY), Brenda Goodman (Pine Hill, NY), and Peter Williams (Wilmington, DE). The artists, who have each lived in Detroit at different points in their lives, generate formally acute, materially rich work in which figuration and abstraction are central. Together it inspires dialogue about the role of nostalgia, the shifting meaning of symbolism, the complexities of identity, and the vitality of core human experiences. While Goodman and Williams are represented by paintings, Chatelain is represented by a series of works on paper and sculpture (made from a multitude of materials that leverage their painterly-ness). The combination of work offers viewers an initial aesthetic experience that slowly unfolds richly complex concepts.