Among other pieces of art filling with the theme, MAN AND NATURE’S PLACE, The Christopher Grimes Gallery, 916 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica is showing a six-minute video from Richard T. Walker. L.A. Times writer Leah Ollman reports on this-poignant video, putting it this way: the artist is a secular searcher perched on a hilltop, facing a valley below, literally addressing the chasm.
He shouts to the vista’s farthest reaches. He chooses his words haltingly, unsure of where he stands, and talks as if he’s talking with a loved one who is now just bones. Walker’s work and others in the showing are poignant and memorable. L.A. Times writer Leah Ollman describes Walker’s six-minute video with the boom box on a tree stump (which plays mellow music) while the artist (Walker) wonders aloud why mother nature is not showing him affection.