The focus of this exhibition is a series of six large works on paper created by John Walker during a visit to Sydney, Australia, in 2012. Titled “Botanical Garden Sydney” they respond to a bamboo plant that the artist encountered. Walker worked on site, often attracting onlookers, when he captured his subject in ink and acrylic and subsequently tore and collaged several of the works. Exhibited here for the first time, these stunning works surround viewers with a luscious, richly textured and colored, immersive environment. John Walker’s art offers a bold and imaginative demonstration of the possibilities inherent in the medium of drawing today.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.