EXHIBITIONS: Sarah Walker - EYEFINGER Paintings & Drawings


Sarah Walker

Arteries, 2012
Acrylic on Fabriano paper, 58 x 55 in.

Sarah Walker

EYEFINGER Paintings & Drawings


February 2 – March 17, 2012


Gregory Lind is please to present, EYEFINGER, new paintings and drawings by Sarah Walker. This is the artist's fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. Walker’s new works offer themselves as a contemporary version of Chinese scholar’s rocks – those objects of meditation that are equally space and solid, form and formlessness, and which function as filters for unconscious creative processes.

Walker’s unusual process-oriented techniques underscore the visual multiplicity of her paintings. Working with layers of acrylic paint that are by turns poured, pooled, filled and wiped away she uses the natural proclivities of the liquid medium to establish a rhythm of organic patterns that she fills with intricate geometric structures. A personal rule holds that nothing on any layer may ever completely vanish. As a consequence the works build relentlessly while ensnaring fragments of their history. Whether reservoir or memory bank each painting beckons the viewer to filter in not out the complexity of the world.

In these paintings Walker implies that objects are momentary solidifications at a crossroad where process, time and space entangle. Forms reminiscent of islands, mountains, clouds, spores, meteors and other heavenly bodies serve by turns as objects, territories and screens for projection. Here at this perspectival point we are invited to contemplate objects as portals to multi-dimensional perception.

Sarah Walker received her BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recent solo exhibitions include, Edge of Everywhere, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY, as well as the following group exhibitions: I Am The Cosmos, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ; Art On Paper: The 41st Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY; and Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA. Walker’s collections include Museum of Modern Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Neuberger Museum, DeCordova Museum, and Weatherspoon Art Museum. She is a 2011 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient, and has been featured in publications such as Art in America, Art News, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Huffington Post. Walker lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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Hover, 2011
Acrylic on panel
30 x 40 inches

Mount Meru, 2012
Acrylic on panel
28 x 26 in.

Particle Accelerator, 2012
Acrylic on panel
26 x 28 in.


The Cloud, 2012
Acrylic on panel
20 x 22 in.

Unnamed Meteor, 2012
Acrylic on panel
26 x 28 in.

The Fold, 2012
Acrylic on panel
20 x 22 in.


Spiderpool 1, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
19 7/8 x 18 in.

Spiderpool 2, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
19 7/8 x 18 in.

Spiderpool 3, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 26 in.

Spiderpool 4, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 25 in.


Spiderpool 5, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 26 in.

Spiderpool 6, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 23 in.

Spiderpool 7, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 24 in.


Spiderpool 8, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 25 in.

Spiderpool 9, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
22 x 23 in.

Spiderpool 10, 2011
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
24 x 22 in.

Arteries, 2012
Acrylic on Fabriano paper
58 x 55 in.


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