Reflective Reflexion, Corban Walker and Carrie Yamaoka, organized by Joy Garnett, installation view. Photograph by Etienne Frossard.
News has just come out that the wildly talented, and personally delightful, Corban Walker has been selected to represent Ireland at Venice in 2011! From the Irish Times:
Emily-Jane Kirwan, a director of The Pace Gallery in New York, has been appointed Irish commissioner for next year’s Venice Biennale. She has nominated sculptor Corban Walker as Ireland’s representative and the director of Lismore Castle Arts, Eamonn Maxwell, as the curator.
Walker, whose parents were the architect Robin Walker and the art critic Dorothy Walker, has been based in New York since 2005 and has been represented by The Pace Gallery since then.
He has built a substantial reputation for his sculptures and site-specific installations, often relating to architectural scale and spatial perception, and utilising such industrial and construction materials as steel, aluminium and glass.
This is big news around our
neck of the wood because not only has Joy Garnett include a stunningly
gorgeous sculpture by Corban in our Curatorial Research Lab (see here for more info), but Emily-Jane is married to our own Jay Grimm!
It's a double reason to break out the Bushmills!
Congratulations to Corban and Emily-Jane!
More info about Corban Walker: http://www.corbanwalker.com
Images and info about 'Reflective Reflexion'.
Read more about Corban Walker and the Venice Biennale in The Wall Street Journal.