Katie Walker Opens at Hodges Taylor

Hodges Taylor
Walker, Katie, When He Told Her She Talked Too Much, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 47 x 73 inches

Hodges Taylor Gallery will unveil their latest show, Katie Walker’s Aerial View, on August 3. The show will run through September 14. The opening reception with the artist is Friday, August 3 from 6 to 8 pm.

Aerial View presents a selection of recent paintings and works on paper by the Greenville, South Carolina based artist. Walker’s work, as she coins “expressionistic map-making,” employs plotted points in her memories of particular places and colorful people she’s encountered.

She paints on the floor, able to walk around the raw canvas and survey its landscape. In what may seem a chaotic maze of paint, brushes, collaged elements, and canvases, is a series of the artist’s calculated moves until she feels the opposing forces in an image are complete. Full of energy and enthusiasm, Walker’s personality and practice create an identifiable aesthetic. An unexpected mix of abstract expression, geometry, and calligraphic line form a topography of both seemingly natural and (wo)manmade elements, ready for the viewer to navigate.