Sarah Walker layers complex systems that overlay, intersect, see through, and seemingly engage each other. Her lattice-like structures suggest blood vessels or crystals, also microchips with nodal connection points or perhaps the neurons of the brain. Constellations of objects are moving through and encountering these networks, like objects in a futuristic structure floating in dark space.
I intend my paintings to operate as tools for perceptual recalibration. In them conditions exist for the viewer to process several different spatial systems at once. Patterns and diagrams found within the sciences, nature, and architecture form the basis of my imagery. The internal structure and logic of this imagery unfolds over time and through successive layers of a painting. The interweaving and cross-communication of dissimilar patterns forms a moiré effect on the mind, a state where serenity intertwines with super-saturation.
Sarah Walker received her BFA from California College of the Arts and an MFA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Recent exhibitions include Collidescape, her second solo show at Pierogi, as well as the following group exhibitions: Midnight Full of Stars at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, Horror Vacui at McKenzie Fine Art in New York and Pierogi and Friends at Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles. Collections include: Museum of Modern Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Neuberger Museum and the DeCordova Museum. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.