Harrison D. Walker

Harrison D. Walker (b. Huntsville, AL) is an artist living in Athens, GA working as a printmaker and freelance project consultant. He received his MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Philadelphia, PA. Post Graduate school, he served as faculty for a one-year appointment at Maine Media Workshops + College in Rockport, ME. Walker is currently serving as the artist in residence and visiting faculty at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA. He is represented by Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine and Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. He has recently shown at Gallery 1/1 Seattle, WA; Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA; and Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, among others. His work has been featured in The Hand Magazine, Photo-Emphasis, and Streit House Space. Works can be found in the Capital One Corporate Collection, Richmond, VA; Target Distribution Center, Huntsville, AL; and in The Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection. A small selection of books are available through The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Portal Installation, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Portal Installation, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2018

Portal Installation, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2018

Portals

I create prints and/as objects.

I find myself working at the boundaries of what I do not understand. My work is driven by interests in the intersections of space exploration and war strategies, often visually referencing the celestial, the post-apocalyptic, and the otherworldly. I employ the visual alchemy of printmaking, drawing, and photographic materials to create forms that evoke an experiential and emotional viewing – understood through the meditative act of looking.

Portals is a multi-component project exploring color, chemistry and psychological perception. Portals is made of three sections: Portals, a series of print variations of a repeated circular form intended to explore how the viewer perceives variations in texture, surface, color, image, and time; Manual: a catalog of Portals, including a photographic reference and the materials and procedures to create each printed object; and Footnotes, a living collection of prints made from archives, both personal and public, exploring the other worldly, space technologies and the evolution of the V-2 rocket, which provides context and influences to Portals.

Portal Installation, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2018

Portal Installation and Artist Talk, Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2018

Portal 013

Portal 034

Portal 038

Portal 052

Portal 057

Portal 069

Portal 078

Portal 101

Portal 106

To view more of Harrison D. Walker’s work please visit his website.



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