The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Maria Walker makes three-dimensional paintings that push the basic materials of wood, canvas, and paint to balance the straightforward physicality and profundity of what a painting object is. Walker mines the space within a painting, between one’s self and the painting, and the space between one painting and the next to bring the viewer and painting into a shared, dynamic present.
The paintings compass
The painting’s a compass
Wood to canvas to paint
myself to the front to the back
the object to the room to the light
color to the paint to the cloth
cloth to the wood to the paint
the window to the floor to the wall
myself to the painting to a fellow
Shift, shift. North.