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

12/26/16

One of my Sculptures included in the Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knockdown Center January 12 -15, 2017

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This is a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization before the Trump Presidential Inauguration in January (Organized by Roxanne Jackson and Jessamyn Fiore).