ProjectB is pleased to present GLASS TO THE WALL, Caroline Walker’s first private exhibition
in Italy sponsored by Jane Neal in collaboration with ProjectB. There are ten canvasses on
show, three of which are large works, as well as a number of sketches done by the young
Scottish painter who now lives and works in London.
The exhibition is part of the gallery’s ongoing commitment to promoting young artists and curators, an undertaking that comes to life in an annual gallery exhibition held in January/February of each year.
GLASS TO THE WALL
Caroline Walker’s work descends from that art background, from the relationship between the artist and the model, the painter and the nude, but cast in a contemporary setting. The name given to the exhibition hints at a mischievous use of the mirror, which reflects distorted images of domestic harmony and looks beyond what we can see.
‘Glass is a material that is so flat and hard that nothing can cling to its surface...above all it is the enemy of secrets. It is the enemy of possession’. Walter Benjamin
Masterful brushstrokes that depict surfaces and, via reflections and distortions, hint at the sexual tensions and violent traits that lie beyond the joyful atmosphere. Works that forcefully catch the viewer’s eye through the use of colour and the dynamics of the composition. The works inspire curiosity and entice the viewer, telling of the secret behaviours of women; the starting point of the artist’s exploration of the psychological space that we classify as the ‘home’.
Caroline Walker, Red Enters the Eye 2013, oil on board, 45 x 55cm
Caroline Walker, Illuminations, 2012, oil on linen, 240 x 305cm
Caroline Walker, Coronation, 2012, oil on board, 45 x 55cm
Caroline Walker, Pool Party, oil on linen, 2012, 167 x 240cm
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