Catamount Arts is pleased to present Out on A Limb, an exhibition of paintings by artist Anne Sargent Walker that explores effects of climate change on our environment. Officially opening on Sunday, April 22 as part of the 48th anniversary celebration of Earth Day, the exhibition will be on view in Catamount Arts’ Rankin Gallery in St. Johnsbury, VT through June 8 with special related programming, such as free gallery talks and film screenings to be scheduled throughout the course of the show. A special artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, May 31st from 5-7 pm. All are welcome to attend.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Anne Sargent Walker’s mixed media painting explores the beauty, complexity and fragility of the natural world—and our complicated relationship with it. Her semi-abstract paintings in oil and acrylic often incorporate layers of vintage wallpaper, something ‘man made’ that references a pastoral inclination to bring nature inside. Birds, flora and other creatures rest uneasily on a surface that can degrade by peeling back or dissolving to reveal multiple layers beneath—a reminder of planet warming, the loss of habitat for humans and other species, and growing threats to the environment itself. Sargent Walker attributes her concerns about nature to summers spent in her family home Norwich, Vermont with her naturalist father, where she returns to continue her long-standing engagement with the landscape in rural Vermont.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Raised in both Boston and Vermont, artist Anne Sargent Walker received her BA in Studio Art from Connecticut College and a MEd from Tufts University. Recipient of a Berkshire Taconic Foundation Artists’ Resource Trust Grant, Walker has also enjoyed artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and in Ireland and Italy. Her work has been widely exhibited, with recent solo shows at the Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University, the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA, the Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University, and Springfield College and in group shows at the Maine Museum of Art, the Danforth Museum of Art and Brickbottom Artists Space Gallery, Somerville, MA. She is in the permanent collections of Fidelity Investments, Bostonia Management, and the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, as well as numerous private collections across the country. Represented by the Harmon Gallery in Wellfleet, Ma and the Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA, Walker currently lives and works both in Newton, MA and Norwich, VT. For more information about the artist and her work, see www.annesargentwalker.com.