Richard T. Walker

(Shropshire (UK), 1977)

26.04.15

Richard T. Walker

Richard T. Walker: the fallibility of intent Location: Gatehouse Gallery (Di Rosa at Napa Valley, California) - February 7 to April 26 2015

di Rosa presents the first Bay Area institutional solo exhibition by British-born, San Francisco-based artistRichard T. Walker and the inauguration of a new artist residency partnership with Stags’ Leap Winery. Lending an outsider perspective to the limitless bounds of the American West, Walker explores the complex intersections of language, music, and the human condition amidst the backdrop of the natural environment. Informed by a range of influences—from the romantic sublime to early on-the-run road films—Walker shares his investigations within the panoramic landscape through photography, video, performance, music, and sculptural installation. The exhibition builds on Walker’s ongoing quest for a transcendent means of communication with his natural surroundings, when words alone are not enough.

"Working within a meditation on the ideology of landscape and nature, I aim to interrogate the conception of such places, questioning what they mean to us and what the particularities of such an understanding reveals about who we are. Approaching the experience of these environments as metaphor, I seek inconsistencies within our understanding as a critical tool to reveal points of confrontation between innate desire, cultural interpretation and reality.
This work plays with notions of spatial transition, emphasizing the physicality of distance in both real and emotional terms; highlighting the particularities of perception and the fragility of a linear-based understanding of reality. I want to pose questions that address the point where the actuality and the preconceived understanding of an experience come together, mapping out an inquiry into the relationship that this may share with our sound and image-based understanding of reality". Richard T. Walker


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Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015


Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015


Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015


Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015


Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015


Exhibition view at the Gatehouse Galler, di Rosa Napa, 2015