Selected Works by Larry Walker

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery is pleased to present Selected Works by Larry Walker, August 15 – November 11. A reception with the artist on Thursday, September 8, 5:00- 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public.

Professor Emeritus and former School of Art and Design director Larry Walker returns to the Welch School Galleries with a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper, selected by the artist and gallery director Cynthia Farnell. Walker, whose work was recently the subject of a solo survey exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York City, has had a career spanning over fifty years as artist and teacher. The pieces in Selected Works  represent Walker’s ongoing investment in drawing, painting, collage and the human form, with shadow-like forms appearing as enigmatic and recurring motifs.The exhibition coincides with his recognition as the 2016 Nexus Award Recipient presented by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
Walker says of his recent work:

Larry Walker, Transformation: Organic Fusion, Charcoal & Liquitex T.G., 2011

Larry Walker, Transformation: Organic Fusion, Charcoal & Liquitex T.G., 2011

Some of the imagery I have been using for a number of years has evolved and has somewhat moved into the realm of ‘hidden images’. The images I refer to as Wall Spirits or Spirit Voices extend from a kind of metamorphosis or melding of faces, heads, birds, animals, fish, unknown creatures and/or mergers between human forms and plants or animals. In recent paintings the use of such images appear to be hidden in the spatial context of the composition…embedded in a kind of Bosch-like cacophony of shapes and textured areas.

The exhibition and events are supported by Student Activity Fees and the College of the Arts.
To request disability accommodations at the Welch Galleries, please contact 404-413- 5230 / cfarnell with your request making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.

Directions/ Parking:  The galleries are located at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta GA 30303. We are within walking distance of the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA Stations. Pay parking available in T-Deck and metered parking on Gilmer Street.

The exhibitions and programs are supported in part by GSU Student Activity Fee Fund.


Welch School Galleries hours:
M-F, 10am until 6pm; closed weekends and University holidays.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
404/413.5230. Cynthia Farnell, Gallery Director