Sat 4 Oct - Sun 2 Nov 2014
Reid Gallery, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
An exhibition of new paintings which detail the artist’s own studio space. Walker’s studio is on the top floor of an old school building, the community-run Kinning Park Complex, in Glasgow. With the windows blacked out, the artist uses a data projector, lights and mirrors to illuminate different areas of the studio. The subsequent paintings reference the changing light and projected image on the surfaces of the space. Richard Walker teaches on the Painting & Printmaking programme at The Glasgow School of Art.
Walker has shown widely since the 80’s, having had various solo shows including the Mappin Gallery, Sheffield, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London and more recently the Alexandre Gallery New York. Recent group shows have included ‘Ever Since I Put Your Picture in a Frame’ at 42 Carlton Place and ‘Whisper Down the Lane’ at Gallery 400 in Chicago. Walker has been the recipient of a number of awards including from the Pollock/Krasner Foundation, Hope Scott Trust and Creative Scotland. He has taken part in various residencies including the Albers Foundation in Connecticut, Berwick Residency and recently an RSA Residency at Haining House in Selkirk.