Kelly Walker: Stratachrome
Release date: June 20, 2012
In Stratachrome, a new exhibit at Goucher College, Baltimore-based artist Kelly Walker draws from a mixture of her surroundings to create vibrant works layered with unusual materials.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, runs in the Rosenberg Gallery on Goucher's campus from Wednesday, June 20, to Sunday, September 2. The art can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artist's reception will be held Thursday, August 2, 6-8 p.m. Call 410-337-6477 or visit www.goucher.edu/rosenberg for more information.
For the exhibit, Walker takes components not commonly mixed and uses oils, acrylics, resins, lacquers, metal leaf, car paints, and plasters to build up textures, layers, and complexity.
"Drawing from a mixture of my surroundings, experiences, travels, and feelings, my work is more a reflection of my process of exploration rather than the achievement of an end result," said Walker.
Walker, who moved to Baltimore in 1994, is a mixed-media, self-taught artist and the owner of Baltimore Art Star, a decorative painting company that specializes in custom artwork, faux finishes, and hand-painted residential works.
She was People's Choice prize winner from 2010's Baker Artist Awards at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Her artwork has been featured at numerous venues in and around Baltimore, including Goucher College, James L. Pierce Framing Gallery, Patrick Sutton Home, and Silo Point. Her work is being exhibited at NV Salon Collective and the Ritz Carlton Residences.
More information about Walker's art can be found at www.baltimoreartstar.com.