Jack House Gallery has the privilege of presenting Ben Walker’s arresting figurative images. Misty and haunting, like unexpectedly retrieved childhood memories, the artist works mainly on coarse grained linen which accentuates the otherworldly qualities of these shadowy episodes. Influenced by postcard art and by an illustrative style familiar from vintage children’s books, winner of the Jack Goldhill Painting prize, Walker approaches colour in a subdued, unhurried way adding to the ethereal narrative of pictures that linger long in the imagination.
Step into a fleeting past, captured and preserved in a precise moment. Step into the Picture Box.
Saturday 16th May 2015
16th May-20th June