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Jesse Walp b. 1982, Slide (detail), 2014; Poplar and dye, 14 x 1.5 x 48 inches; Courtesy of Artist

Jesse Walp b. 1982, Slide (detail), 2014; Poplar and dye, 14 x 1.5 x 48 inches; Courtesy of Artist

Jesse Walp: Ripe

Presented by the Lanley Kenzie Endowment at the Burchfield Penney

On View Friday, August 8, 2014–Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sylvia L. Rosen Gallery for Fine Art in Craft Media   

Jesse Walp, recipient of the 2014 Langley Kenzie Award, creates organic sculptural forms in various species of wood. The works in Ripe, though not representational, are derived directly from various organisms in different stages of development. These fantastic, playful shapes suggest that through the artist’s language we are witnessing the birth of something new, but his is work is less a brave new world than it is a glimpse into a non-threatening primordial stew.