Jason Walker at Bridge 13
Walker’s show features painted porcelain sculptures that depict the intersecting world where nature and technology meet. Painting on sculptures of woodland animals, Walker focuses on the landscape at the point where industrial elements impose on and merge into shared environments.
At the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Walker is one of three artists with solo exhibitions in “Bridge 13,” on view through Aug. 22, 2015.
Thursday, April 16, at 6:30, at the Carnegie Museum of Art theater.
Walker will discuss the way technology has changed our perceptions of nature and how he combines animal imagery with industrial elements to convey these ideas.
Saturday, April 18, from 1 to 4, at his exhibition at SCC, Walker will discuss the works in the show followed by a hands-on workshop in SCC’s studio, giving participants a chance to try making ceramic objects.
Both events are co-sponsored by Society for Contemporary Craft and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
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WEEKEND WITH THE ARTIST
Join us for a weekend in Pittsburgh with Jason Walker, Thursday–Saturday, April 16–18.
In addition to the Artist Talk and Workshop noted above, other events will include a studio visit with ceramic artist Edward Eberle, tour of ceramic collection at Carnegie Museum of Art, Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the museum and a guided house tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.
Rooms have been set aside at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel for the weekend.
Call 412-562-1200 or click here to visit their website and use the code WALKER WEEKEND ROOM BLOCK when making your reservations.
This brochure, published by the Society for Contemporary Craft, includes biographical information on Walker as well as an essay by William L. Fox.
“A growing number of artists tread warily along the boundaries of culture and nature as the human footprint becomes increasingly obvious and inescapable, and the ironies multiply. … Walker’s work is a form of public prayer for our safety and preservation. How fortunate and useful it is that the sculptures are also beautiful.” — William L. Fox, Director of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada