On view through October 12, 2019, “Montauk Love Song” captures, in loving detail, artist Joan Walton’s time spent soaking in the enduring remote seascape of Montauk. An artist who works with clay, Walton evokes the outlines of Montauk: the curling corners of seashells, sea glass and sea-tumbled stones inform the artist’s approach in “Montauk Love Song.” Ceramic works and photographs form a multi-dimensional encounter with Long Island’s South Fork from afar.
This harmonious blend of ceramic sculpture and photography on view captures the luminous beauty afforded by Montauk as captured through the adroit, perceptive lens of Walton’s practice. A talented ceramics artist and photographer, Walton has honed her nuanced, abstract approach to natural forms. The artist has exhibited both in NYC and abroad, as a visiting artist in nations with a storied ceramics culture such as Korea and China. Through this finely tuned artistic sensibility the artist explores themes of vulnerability and inaccessibility, intimacy and distance.
This recent work by Walton evokes natural forms while reimagining their composition, distilling the essence of sea ephemera into these detailed abstract creations. Walton’s photographs similarly capture fleeting impressions of Montauk’s singular atmosphere: leaving the rest to the viewer’s imagination. Visitors are invited to encounter Walton’s work as a portal to their wider imaginations, her poignant photography and incomparable sculpture leading the way to the shoreline.
“Montauk Love Song” celebrates its opening on Thursday, Sept 27 from 6-8 pm at Atlantic Gallery, suite 540, 547 W 27th street NYC. The opening is free and open to the public and the artist will be present.