Occupy My Time is delighted to present Marianne Walker in her first solo show at the Gallery, exhibiting drawings and films completed over the course of her residency at the Florence Trust during 2012 2013.
Walker's practice evidences a series of experiments with the sculptural and cinematic properties of drawing. Her enigmatic and beguiling drawings are heavily built the physical properties of the graphite demonstrating the weight of the time taken to make the work. Chiaroscuro and sfumato are employed to heighten the emotional drama of each piece while at the same time demonstrating how immaterial shadow can visually undermine physical forms. The end drawings are carefully edited into sequences, described as pencil on paper on DVD, and are given soundtracks that influence the emotional and spatial interpretation of the work.
Described as compelling and mysterious Walker's films are explorations of how the landscape, urban and natural, is mythologised how the meanings projected onto sites are informed by scale, form, experience, temporality and music. Each piece, whether projected on a large filmic scale or more intimate drawing on paper, is very quiet regardless of any soundtrack. No conclusions are ever offered up and the work skilfully negotiates the tension between the filmic language of the slow reveal and the viewers own personal narrative.
Raised in Kowloon, Hong Kong and Bridlington, East Yorkshire, Marianne Walker graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 2002 with an MA in Sculpture. Her graduation piece âEvident' earned her the Observer New British Artist Award and she has since exhibited nationally and internationally in Berlin, New York, California and Montana. Her work is held in private collections in Canada and the U.K.
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