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Darby English

The Fluid Part

A new essay on the work of Walter Price

2020

A new essay on Walter Price’s work by art historian Darby English, titled “The Fluid Part," is now available to read here.

A new essay on Walter Price’s work by art historian Darby English, titled “The Fluid Part," is now available to read here.

Excerpt from the essay: “In Price’s exuberant unnaturalism, characters and psychological objects proliferate, establishing a weird spatiality where one expects a plot or a setting that could explain things. (His titles offer little help; rather, like unimplicated bystanders, they say, Don’t look at me!) To think the multifarious happenings in Price, imagine a junk drawer. Think how a pack of gum shows through a binder clip through a black scissors handle, woodgrain and printed matter through the wooly clear of bag plastic. Amid layers and adjacencies, the undivided life of this utterly familiar, bizarre reality appears in a play of tones. More ‘and’ and ‘through’ than ‘what.’"

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