Tuesday, June 16, 2009

JAY SHINN talk @ ART LAB

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

JAY SHINN
Bi-Slanted 01.052009, 2009
stainless steel, latex paint, 32 x 60 x 8 inches

Join us Thursday for a wine reception and artist talk with Jay Shinn & Joan Winter where the two artists will discuss their new work in the group show "ARCHITECTONIC", currently on exhibit at the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas ART LAB gallery. The exhibition runs through July 9, 2009.

In this exhibition, artists explore issues central to the practice of architecture such as form, mass, volume, light and shadow, the interior vs. exterior, public vs. private, site-specificity, and making space active. What if those questions were answered by sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings, and videos? (excerpt, from ARCHITECTONIC press release, http://tinyurl.com/l2dgl9 -click for PDF)

For additional info and available work please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

MARK FLOOD in ATHENS



MARK FLOOD
Very Dry, 2008 (detail)
collage - paper on coroplast mounted on plywood
(dimensions vary with wood backing installation)



Mark Flood exhibition now on view @ Peres Projects, REMAP KM, Athens, Greece.

From the press release for the exhibition:
In "Additional Paintings" the two-person show with Mark Flood and John Kleckner, never has defacement been so unabashedly stabby and consumer-culture critical as with Houston-based artist Mark Flood, nor as minutely crafted as with the Berlin-based American artist John Kleckner. Mischief-maker, identities specialist and sub-lingual alchemist Mark Flood layers various media and signs to render their meaning highly problematic, often ascorbic, sometimes bitingly astute; street signs are literally defaced with phrases, often consciously misspelled, that speak to the deepest subconscious desires of humans and consumers; celebrity posters mangled to leave little recognizable in these public icons.

"Additional Paintings" opens Tuesday, June 16, 5:30-9:30pm, and runs through July 27, 2009. REMAP KM - www.remapkm.org - Leonidou 15, Keramikos, Athens, Greece.


In addition Marty Walker Gallery is fortunate enough to have a few available lace paintings by Mark Flood, for further information or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please contact us. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11-5pm.



MARK FLOOD
Sandcastle (left), acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Summers Day
(right), acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches

Monday, June 8, 2009

JEFF ZILM & ALLISON SCHULNIK, opens June 13


JEFF ZILM
Bank Dick, 2008
dye, acrylic emulsion and optical sound on canvas, 66 x72 inches


Join us Saturday, June 13 6-8pm for the opening reception of Jeff Zilm's new solo exhibition 7023629730, and in the other gallery an exhibition of Allison Schulnik's painting, video, and ceramic sculpture.



ALLISON SCHULNIK

Hobo Clown, 2008 (video still)
stop-motion animation, HD video, 5:10 min.


Exhibition runs June 13 - July 18, 2009 - visit Marty Walker Gallery for more info.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

BEAU COMEAUX in ART IN AMERICA + NEW WORK


BEAU COMEAUX Kudzu, 2007, lambda print, 43 x 68 in.

"Beau Comeaux's nighttime photograph (Kudzu, 2007) of a cluster of trees overtaken by kudzu was a standout, with it's yellow light, purple sky and clarity of detail creating an eerily artificial scene." -Frances Colpitt, Art in America

THIS JUST IN! Brand new photos by Beau Comeaux can now be previewed in the gallery (see below), stop by, or contact us for more info and to see the work.



BEAU COMEAUX Ramp, 2009



BEAU COMEAUX Rubble, 2009



BEAU COMEAUX Cliff, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

WILLIAM LAMSON in ARTFORUM: "CRITIC'S PICK"


video


WILLIAM LAMSON WORK AND TRADE "...the show fuses abstract and documentary images in an entertaining take on strategies with roots in Dada, process art, and hobbyist gadgetry." -ARTFORUM

William Lamson's solo exhibition"Work and Trade" at Pierogi, Brooklyn, selected among ARTFORUM's "Critic's Picks", is reviewed in the latest issue. ARTFORUM contributor Michael Wilson describes Lamson's "Work and Trade" and "Automatic" (Lamson's Kite Drawing Apparatus and Automatic Kite Drawing appear above):
"Using simple homemade machines activated by natural forces, and initiating processes that revolve around found or bartered objects, Lamson juxtaposes the systematic with the random, questioning his own role as artist while maintaining an individual aesthetic."

Also on view is Lamson's two-channel 15 minute video "Hunt and Gather" (video stills, pictured below) in which Lamson performs urban interventions in NYC on his bicycle-ladder chimera, shooting down sneakers from power lines throughout the city with a bow and arrow and replacing them with the shoes he is wearing, thus preserving the original mark in the city's landscape, and by the redistribution of shoes creating a dialogue of nearly invisible actions and reactions.

MARK FLOOD @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY


For further documentation on "Work and Trade" visit the "Work and Trade" blog & William Lamson's website: www.williamlamson.com. Contact Marty Walker Gallery for further info, available work, and to view Lamson's work. CLICK HERE for the archive on our blog of posts about William Lamson's newest works. (pictured below, the final "Trade" collection)


MARK FLOOD @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

MARK FLOOD in THE NEW YORK TIMES

MARK FLOOD @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY

MARK FLOOD
Sandcastle, 2004 (detail)
acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


The New York Times reviews Mark Flood's newest solo exhibition "Chelsea Whores" at Zach Feuer in New York, with this to say about Flood's lace paintings:
"Mr. Flood also makes traditional works by applying paint over old lace and then pulling away the cloth, leaving intricate, multihued, all-over patterns that are visually absorbing if not revolutionary." -Ken Johnson, New York Times

Read the article here -and visit Marty Walker Gallery to see some of these fantastic paintings in person, or check them out on our website: www.martywalkergallery.com.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

WADDY ARMSTRONG EXHIBITION: JUNE 9-11

JAY SHINN @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY


WADDY ARMSTRONG
LOVE YOUR MOTHER (EARTH)

Reception Wednesday, June 10, 6-8 PM
3 days only! Tues, June 9 - Thurs, June 11

Marty Walker Gallery presents a special exhibition of new paintings by Waddy Armstrong in a partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, commemorating the launch of their new catalogue LOVE YOUR MOTHER (EARTH), featuring Waddy Armstrong’s vibrant botanical paintings as the creative platform for the campaign.

New paintings and prints will be available exclusively for this special event! pictured, above: Waddy Armstrong's Untitled #A0273, 2009, screen print, 35 x 40 inches, edition of 30. For further info, click here, and for available work, please contact Marty Walker Gallery.

Monday, June 1, 2009

ROBERT BOLAND, 2009 FULBRIGHT RECIPIENT

ROBERT BOLAND @ MARTY WALKER GALLERY


We are proud to say that among the most recently announced Fulbright Scholars is gallery video artist Robert Boland!

The Fulbright Program
provides participants -chosen for thir academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research abroad, creating an exchange of forward-thinking ideas that will contribute to the resolution of shared international concerns. pictured, above: Boland's Holding Up The Sky, video still

Visit Marty Walker Gallery to view Robert Boland's video, and for more info visit our website: www.martywalkergallery.com or contact gallery.