Walter Early: Coloring Book

NOV 30, 2012 – DEC 15, 2012

Common Sense proudly announces the opening of “Coloring Book,” a solo exhibition of new sculptures by American artist Walter Early.

A recent transplant to Edmonton, Walter Early is originally from Kentucky. He developed an interest in sculpture while attending the University of Kentucky, where he received his BFA. Early continued his studies at the University of Notre Dame, earning an MFA in 2011.

In 2012, with support from the Henry Moore Foundation, Walter Early was a resident artist at the Museum of Steel Sculpture in Coalbrookdale, England before moving to Edmonton to teach sculpture at the University of Alberta.

“Coloring Book” will be Early’s first solo exhibition in Canada.

Walter Early’s work explores object valuation systems. Research revolves around similarities in justification for the preservation of objects in both personal and institutional collections. Formally, the work draws from the language of fragments with a splash of still life painting and photography. His use of incomplete forms asks questions pertaining to how issues such as material and provenance influence collection practices.

“Coloring Book” runs from November 30 – December 15, with an Opening Reception November 30, 7-11 PM.
The artist will be in attendance.

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