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.
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey recently welcomed a new Director of Education & Community Engagement, Sarah Walko – read full press release here.
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).
72 Front Street Storefront Gallery
DUMBO, Brooklyn NY 11201
Friday December 9th, 2016 5 pm – 9pm
Saturday December 10th, 10 am – 10 pm
& Sunday December 11th, 12 pm – 7 pm
Reception Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
John Ensor Parker + Sarah Walko
Dumbo artists John Ensor Parker and Sarah Walko will be showing prints, drawings, collages, paintings and sculptures for sale at affordable prices. The exhibition will be open Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday with a reception on Saturday 6 pm – 10pm.
My collaboration video piece with Justin King “The Enchanter” will be shown in New York as a part of Earth Revisited within the Light Year series of projection exhibitions.
As humankind evolves further into digital, non-terrestrial realities, “Earth Revisited” asks artists to reexamine their relationship to the earth itself. While shifting relationships to physics and environmental science have been well explored, “Earth Revisited” seeks to reconnect to the ground and explore our contract with the dirt below us. Thousands of years of human endeavors, from the most base to the most inspired, rest in pieces beneath our feet. Throughout the world, the remains of human history create the foundations of our present and physical future. Like a dark universe of dirt, minerals, living insects and the ruins of the past create a complex constellation that represents mankind’s host/parasite relationship to the place we call home. This view seeks to serve as a template for a selection of works that, instead of looking outward and creating a survey of what is seen, are generated by looking inward; from the conscious, through the subconscious and spiritual, through the surface of the ground and into years of terrestrial history, finally into the earth’s very core. It is a deeply personal, yet universal exercise and experience, the goal of which is to represent our constant and dynamic connection to the land we live on. Our minds might have begun their gradual ascent upwards into the cloud, but our feet remain firmly rooted in the land. Up to our ankles, our necks in the past, while gazing at the stars above.
Concept/Curated by Leo Kuelbs
Artists: Nina Sobell + Laura Ortman, Danielle de Picciotto + Lary 7, Sarah Walko + Justin King, Laszlo Zsolt Bordos, Vadim Schaeffler + Pablo Paolo Kilian, Eike Berg + Jarboe, Shir Lieberman, Jonathan Phelps + Alon Cohen
Stills of a text projection made with visual artist John Ensor Parker and presented on the facade of the InterContinental Hotel, Miami, Florida. The piece was within Form and Substance, a light and projection mapping exhibition during the week of Art Fairs in December 2015. Photos by John Ensor Parker, Michelle Dodson and Brian Dodson.