Corban Walker is an internationally renowned artist based in Ireland who creates installations, sculpture and drawings that focus on human-made systems and perceptions of scale.
In this exhibition Walker’s distinctive sculptural and installation works are sited in Crawford Art Gallery’s historic Gibson and Long Room galleries where they disorientate and reorientate audience perceptions to navigate known familiar spaces of the gallery.
In removing the Gallery’s significant Collection works from the part wood-panelled Gibson Galleries, Walker will create a new work responding to this context which addresses the interplay between space and perception. Consisting of a mirrored installation, the work disrupts and constructs alternative conditions where the viewer may become part of the object.
Along with interventions of recent glass and amber acrylic works including Untitled (10 x 4 mitre) and 129-40, Walker has sited the installation TV Man astride the 19th-century grand staircase where the artist’s image fits, to scale, in a 65-inch screen. Where paintings of eighteenth-century luminaries of the British Empire have previously been sited, Walker constructs and reclaims marginalisedShow more..