Larry Walker Exhibition at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

From June 9 through July 15, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. will present a solo exhibition of work by Larry Walker. Curated by his daughter and gallery artist, Kara Walker, the exhibition surveys nearly 50 years of Mr. Walker’s artistic production. The exhibition features several dozen works on paper in a range of mediums and styles dating back to 1967 as well as mixed media paintings from the past decade.


Reflecting the social upheavals that began in the late 1960s, Walker’s Children of Societyseries, which constitute the earliest works in the exhibition, attempts to negotiate the will of the body against graphic constraints like weights, walls, and limited horizons, representative of an oppressive social order. This marrying of figures with graphic symbols and landscape is a recurrent theme in Walker’s work, as is particularly evident in his Metamorphic andSaguaro Sprits series, which can be seen as questioning our response to nature as well our relationship to each other. Urban blight and human resistance is considered in Walker’s Wall Series. Including both collaged works on paper and canvas, the series incorporates newspaper and advertising images that are torn and painted over.

Opening Reception: 
Start Date

June 9, 2016

End Date

July 15, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 W 22nd Street New York, NY 10011

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