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Lindsey Carr at Imagine Gallery, Suffolk

by Suzanne on February 22nd, 2011

La Bizarre Singerie by Lindsey Carr - click to enlarge

Judging by her recent blog posts, Lindsey Carr (previously featured) has been preparing for her Suffolk solo show that opens this weekend like only few artists I know and I admire her artistic work ethic greatly.

And for the audience this means a plethora of beautiful new works that combine a Henri Rousseauesque boldness, a Tiffany Bozicesque ornamentality and a Walton Fordesque wilderness and by adding her own heightened sense for impeccable composition and exactitude in execution, Lindsey mixes them all together to create something new.

I couldn't find out any clear information about how long her works will be on show so do check back with the gallery. Details below.

Oh, and à propos Walton Ford, I stumbled upon this video feature on Juxtapoz the other day. It's worth your time.

Opening reception: Sunday, Feb 27, 12 PM onwards

Address: Imagine Gallery, Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9JL, UK, tel: +44[0]1787 378786, email: imaginegallery@hotmail.co.uk

Gallery hours: Mon - Sat: 10 AM - 6 PM, Sun: 12 - 4 PM

Preview show

Artist's website

Walton Ford & Co. at S.F. Arts Commission Gallery

by Suzanne on August 13th, 2008

A Sensorium (detail) by Walton Ford, 2003, watercolour, gouache, ink & pencil on paper

Another great West Coast exhibition is closing its doors this weekend: The cerebrally titled A Complicated Dominion: Nature & New Political Narratives group show at S.F. Arts Commission Gallery - featuring such influential artists as Tara Tucker, Tiffany Bozic and, most prominently, Walton Ford.

In a time when every Etsy bricoleur and their dog have the indecency to call themselves "anachronists" and "pioneers" in the same breath, the real stylistic anachronists seem to have gone into hiding. But alas, true artistic genius simply cannot hide - it'll eventually be rediscovered, heralded by heavenly trumpets, escorted by the golden air-brushed bums of naked putti. Or something.

Bula Matari by Walton Ford, 1998, watercolour, gouache, ink & pencil on paper, 60 1/2 x 119 7/8 inches

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that artists like Walton Ford don't need silly labels because their oeuvre speaks volumes for itself. From the beholder's perspective, Ford could have lived and worked anytime in the past 3 centuries - he could have been Albertus Seba's intern, Théodore Géricault's art school mate (some of his monumental works easily measure 3 meters), a scientific illustrator on the HMS Beagle or an extravagant Victorian pasha painting monkey prostitutes in an opium den somewhere in the Caribbean - as a matter of fact, we might never have been able to accurately pin Ford down in the here and now if I hadn't found the following photographic evidence in.. errmm.. Men's Vogue o_O:

Walton Ford in his studio, holding up a golden eagle, the subject of Delirium (2004), left. (Photo by Martin Schoeller)

Sadly, it's not clear to me which Ford works have been chosen for the show, but I'm pretty sure they selected some impressive and representative pieces. Further details below.

Closing: Saturday, August 16, 2008

Featuring: Walton Ford, Tiffany Bozic, Tara Tucker, et al.

Address: SFAC Gallery, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA, tel: 415.554.6080 | Map | Directions

Gallery hours: Wed - Sat: 12 - 5 PM

Walton Ford interviewed by Grist Magazine (Sep 18, 2006)

Walton Ford's impressive Pancha Tantra book

Dying Words by Walton Ford, 2005, mixed media, 16 x 21 1/2 inches