The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present the speed and eagerness of meaning, an exhibition of new works by San Francisco based artist Richard T. Walker. This exhibition will include a 3 screen video installation in the main gallery space with related photo-based works in the south gallery that form a continuation of his ongoing investigation into the interweaving relationships between nature, culture and perception.
the speed and eagerness of meaning plays with notions of spatial transition, highlighting the particularities of perception and the fragility of our linear-based understanding of reality. The tension between the undeniable reality of the beauty and awe-inspired in such landscapes and our internal inability to translate such experience into a genuinely comparable response form the basis for the underpinnings of this work.
Such temporal shifts are reconciled through the pace and stability of a story-type narration that will be accompanied by music written and recorded by the artist. Multiple instruments played by the protagonist in the landscapes will congregate together to form a fluid, multilayered musical response to a situation whereby a fantastical understanding of reality contends with a fantastical understanding of space.
Richard T. Walker received his MFA from Goldsmith College in 2005. He has exhibited at institutions such as the Tempo rare Kunsthalle, Berlin; La Galerie Contemporary Art Centre, Noisy-le-Sec, Paris; De Appel, Amsterdam; and the Kunsthalle Luzern, Switzerland and LAXART, Los Angeles. Currently, his work is included in the group exhibition Embodying at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center. Walker will also be included in the forthcoming exhibition, Big Picture, at K21 in Dusseldorf.