KATIE WALKER: aerial view
3 August – 14 September 2018
KATIE WALKER: 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.
About Katie Walker
Katie Walker attended Furman University and studied abroad in Cortona, Italy to complete her undergraduate work. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from The University of Georgia. Her work was included in the 2005 Florence, Italy, Biennale, where she was an award winner. Walker regularly shows in galleries across the Southeast. She is an instructor at Furman University and maintains a studio in Greenville, South Carolina.