Wall Works 2019 - Lamar Dodd, UGA

In my largest installation to date, 80 works will be on display at the Lamar Dodd School of Art!

Lamar Dodd School of Art, Plaza Gallery

University of Georgia, Athens

August 14 - November 16, 2019

Wall Works: Harrison D. Walker

📷Alec Kaus

📷Alec Kaus

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Wall Works is a program at the Dodd Galleries where we invite an artist to create a semester long, site-specific wall installation in the Plaza Gallery. Harrison D. Walker’s Portals is a multi-component project exploring color, chemistry and psychological perception. Each Portal is made with the principle of the photogram, utilizing light and pressure, to create endless variations. Similar to a Rorschach Test, each print is a variation of a repeated circular form, which explores how the viewer perceives variations in texture, surface, color, image, and time.

Each sheet of paper is coated with an emulsion or mixture of varying composition, printed using photogram, monoprint and collograph techniques, drawn on, and/or physically altered to achieve each unique print. Using light sensitive Silver Nitrate as a catalyst, many of the prints on display are designed to continue changing over time, revealing subtle shifts in color and tone. This extended exposure allows each print to respond to the environment’s light, temperature, and humidity, resulting in a unique long-term visual experience.

📷Alec Kaus

📷Alec Kaus

UnBound 8!

Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, VA will have a few copies of my latest book Footnotes: Circulation on display as part of their annual exhibition and gala. More details below!

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Thank you Gordon and Ashby for putting on a fantastic exhibition and including me in the acquisitions for the year! A few more copies of the book are available here

ARTFIELDS 2019

Showing a selection of Portals at TRAX Visual Arts Center in Lake City, SC as part of this years ArtFields competition. This is a huge event where the city brings more than 400 artists to take over both traditional and non traditional gallery spaces. I was awarded the Category Award in Printmaking.

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FLUX I + II + III

This summer at Corey Daniels Gallery I will show a rotating selection of Portals. Corey and Sarah always have such a great eye for curating art alongside found objects to create truly unique viewing experiences.

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May 25 - September 28, 2019

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

“We kick off the 2019 season with FLUX, a gathering of new and noteworthy works by artists from our current roster and beyond, thoughtfully installed with Corey Daniels’ found objects and artifacts. In keeping with the notion of FLUX, we will be encouraging collectors to take work home with them at the time of purchase, creating a consistently evolving exhibition that shifts and changes as the days progress.”

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Cyanotype: Blueprint

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My work is included in Christina Z. Anderson’s newest publication Cyanotype: The Blueprint in Contemporary Practice. In this book Anderson details the many variables in the cyanotype process from chemistry to paper and everything in between. She also gathered info from a range of artists using cyanotype in myriad ways. Im really excited to be included in such a terrific book! Check it out. Link here.

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Citizen Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

A new selection of Portals just went up at Citizen in Richmond, VA! Thank you to Sage RVA curator Megan Nolde for putting this all together. The show is up from February 7 - March 30, 2019. Opening Reception on Feb 7 from 5:30 - 7:30pm! Come out and grab a drink while you see the work.

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Portals - Exhibition at McCrary Gallery, Wesleyan College

Heading towards the end of this residency! I just installed 30 Portals and the newest iteration of Footnotes!!

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On View: McCrary Gallery,

Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia

November 1 - December 4, 2018

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30 new iterations of  Portals.  The passed two months I have focused a lot of my time on making monoprints using various techniques using relief inks with plexiglas, paper, and the steel disc used to create each Portal.

30 new iterations of Portals. The passed two months I have focused a lot of my time on making monoprints using various techniques using relief inks with plexiglas, paper, and the steel disc used to create each Portal.

Footnotes:  Fictional Archive for the series  Portals

Footnotes: Fictional Archive for the series Portals

Athica: The Golden Record

I will be showing a selection of 28 Portals at Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, in Athens GA at the show The Golden Record. Come by and see it if you are in the area!

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Join us on August 18th for the opening reception of The Golden Record: Far Beyond Our Galaxy. Forty-one years after the launch of NASA’s Voyager vessels, ATHICA celebrates the legacy of the Golden Record in an inaugural exhibition at the new location in the Leathers Building. On view from August 18th to October 7th. 

The Golden Record exhibition is inspired by the images and sounds seared into the records affixed to the Voyager spacecraft. The exhibition features works in all media, including sound, video, interactive media, found and handmade materials. It reflects on the beautiful and daft hopefulness of the Golden Records going forth for 40,000 years to the next closest star.

Curated by Brooke Leeton, Rebecca Brantley, Jon Vogt, and Paula Runyon

Featuring works by regional and national artists: Mickey Boyd, Catherine Clements, Matthew Flores, Keaton Fox, Mary Gordon, Gerald Habarth, Katlin Shae, Braden Skelton, Stephanie Sutton, T2R, Robby Toles, Momma Tried, and Harrison D. Walker

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Look-See Interview; Portals

Please take a few minutes to listen to this interview that Paige Goodpasture did with me about my show, Portals, at Candela Gallery! I think she did a great job guiding the conversation and asked some really great questions. Thank you Paige for taking the time to do this! Check out the many interviews with some other great artists on their website

"Harrison Walker describes what he does as creating prints and/as objects. In his first solo exhibition at Candela Gallery, he presents his Portals project. In this series, he uses the most basic elements of photography - light, paper, and chemicals - to explore color, chemistry, and psychological perception. Each of Harrison’s striking images are the same in some very important ways - he uses the same 20-inch steel disk in each piece, placed in the same place each time on uniformly sized paper. And yet there is endless variation in the work, which consists so far of over 130 prints. Each of the prints embodies his effort to push the boundaries of what he does not fully understand or control, whether it is the chemical process of making the print itself, the celestial worlds that inspire his work, or the meditative act of looking at the work and the responses it provokes."

The Hand Magazine / Issue #20

 
Check out the current issue of  The Hand Magazine!  Issue 20 will have a few of my  Footnotes  in one of their early iterations. If you aren't a follower of this publication, you should be!

Check out the current issue of The Hand Magazine! Issue 20 will have a few of my Footnotes in one of their early iterations. If you aren't a follower of this publication, you should be!

Redstone,   Xerox Print

Redstone,   Xerox Print

Between Two Worlds / Transit of Venus,   Xerox Print

Between Two Worlds / Transit of Venus,   Xerox Print

V-2; Test Launch,  Xerox Print

V-2; Test Launch,  Xerox Print

Spotlight Feature: Portals - P H O T O - E M P H A S I S

Thank you Photo-Emphasis for featuring my lastest series, Portals this week. I loved thinking back to the inception of this project while filling out the interview. Check out the feature Here.  Can't wait to see who else pops up on this new publication!

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PHOTO–EMPHASIS is a platform for showcasing current and diverse photography made by established and emerging artists. Through weekly features and interviews, we aim to highlight work by photography educators, students, and practitioners; providing an opportunity to feature personal projects and share information about their affiliated institution.

Our mission is to cultivate a resource that aids in promoting photographic art, education, and community, for those committed to and newly joining the medium. 

PHOTO–EMPHASIS was founded by artists Alec Kaus and Rana Young, both University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni, in June 2017.

Visiting Artist - Fall 2018 - Printmaking - Exhibition - University of Alabama Huntsville

 

This fall I will be a visiting artist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. While in residence I will be both teaching and making. I will begin printing the edition of the first fifty-nine Portals! I expect to finish roughly 20 Portals PLUS start on some new prints for an upcoming exhibition. Here is a clip of some Portals in progress.

 
 
 

I will have an exhibition early August before I start to teach in late September.  Presence / Absence explores ideas of physical, visual, and psychological feelings of both presence and absence. Using materials as a driving force, I am interested in the abstract forms that emerge when representational images are removed and a focus is shifted towards the actions of light and pressure, two fundamental elements of printmaking.

Artist Talk via Skype on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in the Wilson Hall Gallery on Campus. 

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The classes I am teaching are a reduction woodcut, book arts, and screen printing. Check out a few of the finished wood block prints from some of my students. 

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The Print Center

The Print Center's 91st Annual International Competition just posted the online portion of their exhibitions. There is some really great work from a huge range of amazing artists. Three shows are currently on view at The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA. You can check out the links to the online portion Here. I was awarded the Society of Photographic Education Award, and also have a few books for sale in store and in their online shop!