Harrison D. Walker, MFA 2016

Thesis Exhibition: March 16 – 19, 2016

Reception: Friday, March 18, 6 – 8pm

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

grid of rectangles with circles in them, mostly in earth tones
Portals, 2015-16
charcoal, conte crayon, cyanotype, etching ink, found objects and images, gum bichromate, liquid light emulsion, lithographic ink, paper, pencil, pigments, silver nitrate, tannic acid, van dyke brown, and wax, 120.75” x  222.25”

close-up view of prints showing circles on rectangles
Portals, (detail)

“The present discovers itself within the past, and the past is realized within the present.” – W. Benjamin

I create prints and/as objects that embody the physical layering of time with photographic processes, digital tools, printmaking techniques, and found objects, images, artifacts, and materials.

Silence of the Aftermath

the chaos of a moment

everything we know is based on experience
life, death,
and everything in between

a memory of that experience
brought forward to the present

objects and artifacts
collections and lists
stacks, volumes
ink, postcards
cabinet door hinges
a cheese board
light bulbs
solutions of silver

instances of chemical reactions
physical traces
visual traces
memory traces

evidence of time

glimpses into the future
informed by the past
portals to the non-present
chaos and stillness

in the silence of the aftermath

For more information: www.harrisondwalker.com

All images courtesy the artist.