Benjamin's Emblem 2000 10-color etching and aquatint 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
Bangalore 2004 5-plate hardground etching, aquatint, spitbite aquatint & drypoint 21 1/2 x 16 inches Edition of 75
Compromised 2002 6-color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint and roulette 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
Dying Words 2005 6-copper plates, hardground etching, aquatint, spit bite aquatint, drypoint, scraping and burnishing 21 1/2 x 30 inches Edition of 75
La Historia Me Absolvera 1999 color etching with aquatint and drypoint 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
Nila 2000 9-color lithograph 45 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches Edition of 150
Swadeshi - Cide 1998 etching & aquatint 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
Tale of Johnny Nutkin 2001 6-color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint and drypoint 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
Visitation 2004 6-color hardground and softground etching, aquatint, spit-bite aquatint, drypoint 44 x 30 inches Edition of 50
La Fontaine 2006 Watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper 60 x 120 inches
His Chaplin 2003 watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper 59 5/8 x 40 1/8 inches
Ornithomancy No. 3a 2001 Watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper 38 1/2 x 28 inches
La Forga de un rebelde 2004 watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper 59 1/2 x 40 inches
Indian Summer 2001 watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper 40 x 59 3/4 inches

Press Release

Walton Ford

June 1 – July 8, 2006

 

John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition of works on paper by Walton Ford. The preview will be on Thursday, June 1 from 5:30-7:30pm.

 

When Walton Ford received his B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, he intended to become a filmmaker. But he instead would later put his skills and talents into creating large-scale precise, ornate depictions of the natural world. For this current exhibition, Ford has created a 10-foot long watercolor depicting a ferocious lion, staring directly at the viewer while attacking an alligator in a meticulously groomed pastoral setting. An admirer of the naturalist painter John James Audubon, Ford's work satirizes the history of colonialism and forms of political oppression on today's social and environmental landscape. The animals portrayed in Ford's watercolors imbue complex symbols in scenes which evoke lessons in colonial literature and folktales.

 

Walton Ford (b.1960, Larchmont, NY) has received several prestigious awards including a grant in 1989 from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; a fellowship in 1991 from the National Endowment for the Arts; and a fellowship in 1992 from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Ford's work is included in public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. The artist currently resides in upstate New York.