02/14/18

Currently on View until March 16th, 2018: Case Studies at Gallery Aferro

27751986_10214521017315703_613311708621668972_n 27972367_10214521023435856_7752195349526919203_nThe exhibition Cast Studies is open at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. This installation is titled Raids on the Unspeakable.

Case Studies features 14 artists who have been invited to intervene with re-purposed, salvaged museum display cases. The majority of these cases were donated to Gallery Aferro by George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate’s Museum, as well as from New York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Large, elegant, dark wood displays, previously used for a traveling exhibition of replica objects from Washington’s life, as well as plexiglass vitrines and pedestals, will be transformed by artists from across the East Coast for a contemporary vision, creating a diverse and unique experience for the viewers because in effect each is creating an exhibit within an exhibit.

11/15/17

Group Exhibition at Gallery Affero Opening in February 2018

Walko 6In February 2018, Gallery Aferro, in cooperation with several cultural and historical institutions including George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate Museum, will open a group exhibition with artists working in cabinets, vitrines, platforms, and pedestals. My work will be included and the pieces I’m making focus on women in American history. This piece is an installation I did inside a similar glass display case in a previous exhibition.

 

09/17/17

Featured Artist: In Laymen’s Terms

In Layman’s Terms is a literary journal dedicated to encouraging a new appreciation of science, technology, and the natural world. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring helped the public understand and reject the destruction caused by widespread use of DDT. Sy Montgomery’s Birdology inspires wonder and curiosity in each chapter dedicated to highlighting unique qualities embodied by different species of birds. Hearts and minds don’t change when we shove facts down peoples’ throats. They change when we call back to our roots as human beings and connect through storytelling and emotions.
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01/17/17

Solo Exhibition opening February 2nd, 2017 at The Teaching Gallery

So That I Might Speak to You of Your Magnificence: Sculpture, Drawings and Installation by Sarah Walko
Feb. 2 – March 4, 2017

Artist Talk: Thursday, Feb. 2, 3 – 4 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 2, 4-6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery
Free and open to the public.

So That I Might Speak to You of Your Magnificence, an exhibition of sculpture, installation and drawings by Brooklyn artist Sarah Walko explores the mythic possibilities of objects, images and imagination. The artist mines the unknowable space between her combined materials for new possibilities of narrative, essence and reality. Using such disparate found materials as animal bones, bird nests, gems, flora, texts and test tubes, Walko distills their enigmatic qualities through juxtapositions that establish unexpected tableaux or situations. As ancient alchemists sought in their proto-scientific experiments a physical manifestation for intangible transitions of spirit and essence, Walko funnels these new relationships between objects to evoke the irrational and the illusory much as a shaman unites good and evil or consciousness and physical existence.

Read the press release for more information.

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Photo by Thomas Wilson