Douglas Walker : Other Worlds

Dykhuis, Peter and Ghaznavi, Corinna. Douglas Walker : Other Worlds. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: Justina M Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto; Kelowna, BC: Kelowna Art Gallery; Oshawa, Ont.: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"Douglas Walker’s mostly monochromatic blue paintings on paper from the past decade are executed in a manner that pays homage both to historical fine art illustration and the graphic production strategies found in ‘outsider art’ and tattoo culture. For the past few years Walker’s imagery has revolved around three motifs: fantastical, other-worldly landscapes with mutant, modernist architectural structures; portraits of mid-20th Century women in which, for example, garments and hair morph into plant-like image-fields; and sinewy floral tendrils that parallel graphic flourishes, also from another century. All images and surfaces are finished in a top-coat of Walker’s invention that simulates crackled 18th Century Delft-blue ceramic glazing—which itself quotes the Chinese porcelain that was highly valued by the colonial Dutch traders. These paintings are Walker’s visitations to other places—perhaps real, perhaps imagined—where exotic graphic figures, human and otherwise, float in science fiction-like fields and atmospheres." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Dykhuis, Peter (Author); Ghaznavi, Corinna (Author)
Dossier: 410 - WALKER, DOUGLAS
Collation: 44 p. : col. ill. : 26 cm
ISBN: 9780770316174
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery; Toronto, Ont.: Justina M Barnicke Gallery University of Toronto; Kelowna, BC: Kelowna Art Gallery; Oshawa, Ont.: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Artists: Walker, Douglas
Art Organizations: Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax)
Event Title: Douglas Walker : Other Worlds
Type: Exhibition
Location: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, Ont.) ; Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax, NS) ; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto, Ont.) ; Confederation Centre Art Gallery (Charlottetown, PEI) ; Kelowna Art Gallery (Kelowna,BC) ; University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Lethbridge, Alta)
Dates: 10 Sept. - 6 Nov. 2011 (Oshawa) ; 13 Jan. - 14 Mar. 2012 (Halifax) ; 14 June - 18 Aug. 2012 (Toronto) ; 20 Oct. - 31 Mar. 2013 (Charlottetown) ; 6 July - 29 Sept. 2013 (Kelowna) ; Sept. - Oct. 2014 (Lethbridge)
Keywords: BLUE; CERAMICS; MODERNISM; OUTSIDER ART
Copyright Statement: Peter Dykhuis; Corinna Ghaznavi; The artist
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Includes biographical notes.
Includes a list of works exhibited.

Deposited by: Intern Stagiaire
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2019 19:42
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2019 19:42
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30239
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