Martha Walker: Turning Inward- Metal SculptureDecember 22 - February 18, 2017
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th, Chelsea, New York City is pleased to announce Brooklyn artist, Martha Walker’s first solo sculpture exhibition with the gallery, “Turning Inward”.
Turning Inward is the visual emotive theme of her current work. Her sculptures are primarily spherical and curvilinear. Her objective is to draw the viewer into the work; tracing the lines within each composition as if riding a roller coaster that travels around and through itself. Several of her most recent works are inspired by Mobius circles, which are geometric configurations that carry the eye around and through.
Turning Inward also refers to the psychological state of seeking a spiritual center. It describes the effort to close out the outside world, focusing instead on the subconscious.
Besides coming from within, Walker’s visual language is reinforced by her dexterity and her honed personalized aesthetic. Her metal works are organic, full of biomorphic and geometric forms. The tactile quality of metal is accentuated not only by the forms she creates but also the textures that remain from fusing and cutting the metal.
Walker has an extensive resume. Her recent exhibitions include, “Politics in Art: From Warhol and Rauschenberg to the Present Day”, Chautauqua Galleries, Chautauqua, NY, Kouros Sculpture Center, Ridgefield, CT, Solo Exhibition, Broken World, Anxious Heart, Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, Made in Brooklyn, Two Person Show at Brooks Brothers, Manhasset, NY, TransFORMations, Sculptors Guild Exhibition, Governor’s Island, NY, Solo exhibition, “Expanding Universe,” at the Phillips, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, to name just a few.
Her works are in the collections of Zimmerli Art Museum, NJ, Anne Frank Center, NY, Boca Beach Club & Resort, Boca Raton, Fl and the Pratt Institute Sculpture Park. Walker has had reviews and notices in the Sculpture Magazine, New Yorker of the Week by New York 1 News, Long Island News Channel 12, by Chauncey Howell and more.
Martha Walker received her B.A. and Master degrees from Pratt Institute, NY.
There will be a reception for the artist Thursday, January 12, 2017 6 -8pm