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The Art of James Walker spans a vast range of media, from framed photo negatives to enormous collages assembled from record sleeves and broken skateboards. All the displayed works reflect Walker’s interest in nature, whether it’s a bird’s nest added to the top of a collage or a painting of a street pigeon being held upside down. There is little variation in the colors, but the final result is much more cohesive when combined with the black-and-white photos and wooden elements that give the pieces their organic feel. Walker’s favorite subjects—birds and skateboards—appear in multiple forms throughout the gallery. In addition to using the latter as a canvas, Walker includes a series of drawings and photos of friends defying gravity from atop their boards.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW SUN. AND MON., NOON–6 P.M., TUE.–THU,FROM NOON–8 P.M., AND FRI. FROM NOON–10 P.M. AND SAT. From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. AT ART WHINO, 173 WATERFRONT ST., Oxon Hill, MD. FREE. (301) 567-8210.