Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to present Walker’s Spoilery, a public art installation at The Gallery at Ace Hotel New York, on view from September 14 to October 14, 2022.
Walker's Spoilery presents a selection of small and strange sculptures made from materials such as coral, fossil, and snail shells, all gathered around the New York City area, as well as short films documenting Walker’s foraging and studio process.
The word “spoilery” has two meanings — the content collected by dredging a lake or mining land, as well as the treasures and wealth looted during battle. These works in this exhibition are all made using foraged material, inciting curiosity and fantasy in their intentional exploration of the liminal space between reality and make-believe.
Walker is a South Florida-born, New York-based sculptor and video artist. The videos are directed by Children’s Museum of the Arts Artist in Residence Frank Traynor, whose long standing collaborative practice with Walker includes diaristic video-based investigations of ecological interdependence and artmaking.
Frames for Walker's Spoilery have been generously donated by Framebridge.
This exhibition is made possible by the support of Google, Cornelia T Bailey Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Louis Legacy Foundation, Cowles Charitable Trust, and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).