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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Katie Walker: Sitting on the Floor With 600 Pieces of Paper at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County


Katie Walker: Sitting on the Floor With 600 Sheets of Paper

Backyard Archeological Dig, 2011, acrylic on canvas54 x 79 in

Gallery Opening:
6:00-7:30 p.m. just prior to the Jazz at the Center Music Festival opening concert
Light hors d'ouevres and cash bar
Katie Walker is from Greenville, S.C., and has exhibited in the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Spartanburg (S.C.) Museum of Art, the Pickens County (S.C.) Museum of Art and History, the Columbia (S.C.) Museum of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art. Her work was included in the 2005 Florence, Italy, Biennale, where she was an award winner. Walker regularly shows in galleries across the Southeast. She has taught at Furman University in Greenville, where she earned her BA in studio art. She holds an MFA from the University of Georgia and studied and taught in the university’s Cortona Study Abroad program in Italy. Her work appeared in New American Paintings, Vol. 40, 2002.
*Katie Walker occupies a space somewhere between Abstract Expressionism and Color Field painting. She’s not alone. Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis and others have combined some of the aesthetics of Abstract Expressionism with the techniques of Color Field painting, especially staining unprimed canvas. 
Walker’s work also has elements of Minimalism and geometric art, without the hard edges and clinical feel. In the past, she has attached pieces of painted canvas on a larger canvas, “stitching” one piece to another by applying paint to the edges of the smaller piece on top. At that stage, Conrad Marca-Relli came to mind.
“It’s hard to pinpoint influences,” Walker says, “and I hate doing it because you get categorized so easily. But Marca-Relli is a major influence, and maybe Frankenthaler. I admire her work though, I think that my work looks very different. But I like to work with watered-down paint, like her, and I pour paint. I like Motherwell, too, but I don’t study him. In my small pieces I like to play with scale, like he did. The small pieces seem monumental because the shape in them is so large.”
“I like to use off colors, not directly out of the tube. I am intuitive about it but try to have one color activate the next color. I am very calculated, figure stuff out in advance. It’s calculated activity.”
Walker works with brayers, spackling scrapers and her hands. And she pours and squirts from plastic bottles, sometimes with two or more holes to create multiple streams, parallel lines. She mostly uses unprimed canvas, applying thin layers of acrylic paint, though her small pieces are often on wood, painted with oils.
*Edited from Essay, Katie Walker by Wim Roefs, 2007

The exhibit is free and runs through May 9, open Monday-Friday 10-5, (Thursdays until 6)


Monday, January 7, 2013



SATURDAY, FEB. 2, 2:00 pm:

KATIE WALKER 
GALLERY TALK

followed from 3:00 – 5:00 by the

THE FAIR-WEATHER FRIENDS SECOND-CHANCE RECEPTION

for

the SPONG/WALKER
Exhibitions









if ART Gallery presents
@ Gallery 80808/Vista Studios

KATIE WALKER
Words I Like
&
LAURA SPONG
Swinging On A High Note

Jan. 25 – Feb. 5, 2013

Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 25, 6 – 9 pm

Gallery Talk Katie Walker: Sat. Feb. 2, 2 pm.

For a PREVIEW of Katie Walker, Words I Like, CLICK HERE.
To SEE IMAGES of Katie Walker installing more than 300 pieces of her Journal Entries series in a grid on one wall, CLICK HERE
To see installation shots of the exhibitions CLICK HERE


















Monday, December 31, 2012

Katie Walker – Words I Like, Jan/Feb. 2013

Mental Map, 2012, acrylic on canvas 
on panel, 24 x 18 in., $1,200

The Gray Line Turned and Screamed
2012, acrylic on canvas on panel, 
24 x 18 in., $1,200.

Untitled, 2012, acrylic on canvas on 
panel, 24 x 18 in., $1,200


Catapult, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 40.5 x 56 in.,
$4,000
 Black Out, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 108.5 in.,
$8,200

Afterimage, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 69x 99 in.,
$7,500

Conspiracy Theory, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 73 in.
$4,700

Words I Like, 2012, acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 
70 x 95 in., $7,200






























Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200
Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200
Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200
Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200

Journal Entries, 2012, mixed media 
on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200


























For more images of Katie Walker's Journal Entries series, all mixed media on paper, 9 x 6 in., CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Katie Walker – Journal Entries

KATIE WALKER – JOURNAL ENTRIES, 2011–12, mixed media on paper, 9 x 6 in., $200 each, unframed, (purchase of two, $375; of three, $525; of four or more, $525 + $150 for each additional Journal Entries purchase)