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John Walker: Moments of Observation

January 18, 2019 through July 14, 2019
  • John Walker, Serenade II.
  • John Walker, Evening Light Low Tide.
  • John Walker, Seal Point Series #V III.
  • John Walker, Passage.
  • John Walker, Change.
  • John Walker, Place.
  • John Walker, Untitled.

The vicissitudes of land and sea have provided rich subject matter for John Walker’s paintings over the past fifteen years. Sheldon’s exhibition features both large- and small-scale works created by the artist in response to living much of this period on the coast of Maine. Born in Birmingham, England, in 1939 and trained in the UK and France, Walker was selected to represent Great Britain in the 1972 Venice Biennale. Widely traveled, he currently resides in the US.

On March 5, in the exhibition galleries, John Walker discussed his creative process and fascination with the coastline of Maine with writer and art historian Jennifer Samet, who first interviewed him in 2013 for her ongoing column in Hyperallergic, “Beer with a Painter.”