Lindsay Walt | Balancing Acts
September 6 - October 7, 2018
High Noon is pleased to present Balancing Acts, an exhibition of new watercolors and oil paintings by Lindsay Walt. This show marks the artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery.
In her recent work, Walt paints infinite vistas of blue. Within these skyscapes, blue and white prisms hover in an atmospheric mist fading in and out of view alternatively shifting figure and ground, structure and space.
An integral part of Walt's working process are her watercolors in which she skillfully manipulates the material's inherent ability to flow and puddle, capturing gesture in time. Her recent series titled Borrowed Scenery is based on the principal of Chinese garden design where a view of the whole is impossible but, instead, unfolds in a series of episodes, like Alice through the looking glass.
There is a lightness of touch in Walt's approach to both her watercolors and paintings: thin layers of paint are brushed and rubbed so the material and surface meld. The result is a unified appearance that belies the intricate precision involved in creating this ephemeral work.
In the oil paintings from the Strata series, geometric configurations are painted with co-joined parallel bands of transparent blue much like the striations found in blue agate. In a number of new works, buoyant prisms balance one on top of the other anchored by an earth toned ground.
Blue is the world's favorite color according to William Gass in his book, On Being Blue. In Walt's poetic abstractions, she paints a unique ode to her favorite color suggesting a sublime celestial world of balance and light.
Lindsay Walt received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from The Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a MacDowell Fellowship. Her paintings have been extensively exhibited in the United States and, most recently, in Ireland. Among the many prominent private and public collections in which her work is included is the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, (ART in Embassies), Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Amerada Hess, Chase Manhattan Bank, Long Island Jewish Children’s Hospital, New York Public Library, Progressive Insurance Company, Prudential Insurance Company, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Yale University Museum of Art. Walt’s studio is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.