The paintings come from focus and listening. They are born from daily life: a morning moon, a rainbow, studio windows, a haircut, leftover paint. The Window Paintings are based on the dimensions of my studio windows, on the light and life that enter the studio. The Calendar Paintings are the clocks, the calendars that are made from the leftover paint, reflecting back the rhythm of the practice. Calendar Window is a calendar painting in the dimension of the studio windows. It is both timekeeper and witness, tracking the leftover paint from its sister-paintings, here not seen.
Maria Walker (b. Philadelphia, PA 1980) received her MFA from Tyler School of Art and her BA in Visual Art from Brown University, where she also completed a Capstone Project in Poetry. She attended the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in 2011, and received an Individual Grant from the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development in 2013. Walker’s work has been published in the Smithsonian Magazine and reviewed as a Critic’s Pick on Artforum.com, as well as in the Brooklyn Rail, New American Paintings, and Beautiful Decay. In 2014 Walker released Wise Object, a chapbook of her poems, in conjunction with her solo show at Projekt722 in Brooklyn.