JAKE WALKER
RECENT PAINTINGS
31 OCTOBER - 24 NOVEMBER 2018

For Jake Walker, the frame serves as an architectural constraint, an existing element that the paintings have to work with, a challenge and problem to be solved. Working against traditional conventions of painting, the frame comes to determine the work that is contained. Like his frames, Walker’s canvases have their own topography, further expanding upon the work as an entire object rather than solely a painting.

Walker received his MFA at Otago School of Fine Art in Dunedin in 1991. Recent solo  exhibitions include Geyserland, Dutton Gallery, New York; Suggested Things, Hamish McKay, Wellington, 2016; Unemployment Works, Station, Melbourne, 2016; Sydney Contemporary Art Fair with Gallery 9, 2015; The Town Belt, City Gallery, Wellington, 2014; Paintings Questions, Gallery 9, Sydney, 2013; Painting and Relief, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, 2012. Select group exhibitions include 5 Perspectives, The Young, Wellington, 2014; Assembly, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014; Never-Never Land, Roslyn Oxley 9 in collaboration with Utopian Slumps, Sydney, 2014; Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013. Walker’s work is held in the Wallace Arts Trust, Chartwell Collection (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki), the Joyce Nissan collection, the Te Papa Tongarewa collection, as well as various private collections in New Zealand, Australia and internationally. Walker was a Gertrude Contemporary resident studio artist from 2011 to 2012. He lives and works in Featherston, New Zealand.

  #0086  (2018) oil on linen, glazed stoneware frame 51 x 48 x 10 cm

#0086 (2018)
oil on linen, glazed stoneware frame
51 x 48 x 10 cm

  #0093 , 2018 acryclic on linen with wood and glazed stoneware frame 45 x 41 x 5 cm

#0093, 2018
acryclic on linen with wood and glazed stoneware frame
45 x 41 x 5 cm

  #0101  (2018) acrylic on linen, mounted on play, glazed stoneware frame 47 x 41 x 5 cm

#0101 (2018)
acrylic on linen, mounted on play, glazed stoneware frame
47 x 41 x 5 cm

  #0106  (2018) oil on linen, glazed stoneware frame 40 x 51.5 x 5 cm

#0106 (2018)
oil on linen, glazed stoneware frame
40 x 51.5 x 5 cm

  Untitled  (2018) oil painting on board 92 x 125.5 cm

Untitled (2018)
oil painting on board
92 x 125.5 cm

  Untitled ( 2018) acrylic on paper 82 x 62 cm (framed)

Untitled (2018)
acrylic on paper
82 x 62 cm (framed)

  #0091  (2018) acrylic on linen, glazed stoneware frame 43.5 x 56 x 5 cm

#0091 (2018)
acrylic on linen, glazed stoneware frame
43.5 x 56 x 5 cm

  #0094  (2018) acrylic on linen, wood and glazed stoneware frame 44 x 43 x 11 cm

#0094 (2018)
acrylic on linen, wood and glazed stoneware frame
44 x 43 x 11 cm

  #0099  (2018) acrylic on jute, glazed stoneware frame 41 x 51 x 10 cm

#0099 (2018)
acrylic on jute, glazed stoneware frame
41 x 51 x 10 cm

  #0100  (2018) acrylic on jute, mounted on ply, glazed stoneware frame 53 x 41 x 5 cm

#0100 (2018)
acrylic on jute, mounted on ply, glazed stoneware frame
53 x 41 x 5 cm

  #0103  (2018) oil on linen, earthenware frame 39 x 54.5 x 5

#0103 (2018)
oil on linen, earthenware frame
39 x 54.5 x 5

  Hand  (2018) stoneware 24 x 22 x 10 cm

Hand (2018)
stoneware
24 x 22 x 10 cm

  Untitled (2018) oil painting on board 92 x 125.5 cm

Untitled(2018)
oil painting on board
92 x 125.5 cm

  Untitled ( 2018) acrylic on canvas 90 x 111 cm

Untitled (2018)
acrylic on canvas
90 x 111 cm

  Untitled ( 2018) acrylic on paper 82 x 62 cm (framed)

Untitled (2018)
acrylic on paper
82 x 62 cm (framed)