The Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to present in nature, an exhibition of new paintings by Sandy Walker. This will be the artist’s first one-person exhibition with the gallery and his first exhibition of his paintings in New York since 1980 when he last exhibited at Grace Borgenicht Gallery. A fully illustrated 16-page catalog accompanies the exhibition.
In a text for the catalog the artist writes:
“My work is often about place and more recently about the human in nature. For many years I have spent significant periods of time in the Stehekin Valley of Washington State, a place where my wife’s family bought a cabin when she was still very young. Stehekin has influenced me deeply, and yet I do not believe that my work is as much descriptive of the place as it is about its spirit and about place as a pathway to a deeper understanding of nature, its themes, its essences. I am also deeply influenced by the figure in movement and by my long association with dance. I continue to try to understand the human’s relationship to nature and the edge where nature becomes human and human is nature. This show is of work mostly from the past two years”.
November 12, 2012
Sandy Walker was born in Washington, D.C. He lives and works in Oakland, California. He has degrees from Harvard College and Columbia University. While living in New York he studied at the New York Studio School. Amongst others he is in the collection of MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The gallery is located at 529 West 20th Street, 6th floor, and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11–6. There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, February 7, from 6-8 pm.
for further information contact Miles Manning at 212 463-9666.