Jake Walker: Time Frame - Art Collector

Jake Walker, #0028 (RIP Leonard Cohen), 2016-17. Oil on jute, glazed stoneware frame, 42 x 46.5cm. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney.

The title of Jake Walker’s new exhibition, Time Frame, puns on the potential of the picture frame to enclose and contain time. In this series, the viewer digs through gaps and transparencies to discover an archeology of surfaces. Sometimes a signature or line drawing is spontaneously etched into the final coat of paint – a reminder of the artist’s most recent contact with the surface. Walker’s ceramic frames carry their own sense of history, carefully revealing stages of the firing process. Their protrusions and appendages evoke instruments of antiquity and pieces of modernist pottery. They subvert their traditional function as window frames and become containers for the painted object, enclosing and charging it with energy.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 19 April 2017
Exhibition closes: 13 May 2017
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, NSW
Contact: +61 2 9380 9909
Email: scott@gallery9.com.au

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