Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cloud Appreciation

A nice section of an interview with Cullom Gallery artist Binky Walker in Charles Mudede's article today in The Stranger, The Cloud Appreciation Society.  When I showed Binky's ethereal drawings of clouds in 2009, the gallery was still new as was this blog.  If you missed them then, here are a few images of the artist's beautiful meditations on the ephemeral nature of clouds. 

Binky Walker.  Triptych no. 1.  Graphite on paper.  Each panel: 8 x 8 inches.
Binky Walker.  detail, Triptych no. 1.  8 x 8 inches

Binky Walker.  Triptych no. 3. Graphite on paper.  Each panel: 8 x 8 inches.
Binky Walker.  detail, Triptych no. 3.  8 x 8 inches

The exhibit at Cullom Gallery was titled, ukiyo-e: pictures of the floating world, in a reference to the original pictures of the floating, or fleeting, world that were Japanese woodblock prints of the 18th and 19th centuries.  You can read more about the exhibit here, here, and here

Recently, Binky is hard at work on a new suite of single drawings, which we hope will be ready for exhibit at Cullom Gallery in late 2012.  The artist's new body of work continues her close observation and meditation on natural phenomena, this time looking at the transcendent properties of light.  I have been watching her progress with great excitement; the suite is perhaps her best work to date!

Finally, on what is a windy and rainy day here in Seattle, I couldn't resist including this short study for one of Binky's video projects in progress.  Title is Seeing the Wind.  Please stop by the gallery to see more by this talented artist.

Seeing the Wind from binky walker on Vimeo.