Thursday, March 15, 2012

LuDel Deal Walker re-fuses refuse to create artwork you can't refuse

"Baby Fox"
From a Corridor Gallery press release:

The Corridor Gallery in downtown Casper proudly presents “Refuse”, a solo exhibit of Wyoming artist LuDel Deal Walter. LuDel is an accomplished artist that is following through with her first Corridor solo exhibit after winning “Best In Show” during a past Corridor call-for-entries show based upon the subject of religion. The public and press are invited to attend the opening reception of “Refuse” on Friday, March 30th at 7pm. The exhibit will show only through Sunday, April 1st. The Corridor Gallery appreciates your continued support for local and regional artwork.

Artist statement:

The Refuse of life remains. We Refuse to look at it. This work Re-fuses the discarded object with meaning. My work communicates the boundaries of where time passes into memory and life passes into death. How does memory hold the past captive? How does place tie into time and memory? This body of work refuses the passage of time by freezing the process of decay -- a stop-action of a very slow natural process. Memory seems to work in a similar fashion; as we recall people and events from our memories, they are frozen at a particular time like stop-action movie stills or loops of a single scene. I incorporate objects that are often ignored or overlooked to create meaning. The carcasses and the refuse of our lives are more than simple objects; they connect to the time when life and purpose was contained there. I am using recycled and found objects (hand-made paper, junk, bones, etc.) to represent the passage of time and the space between life and death. I find that by using images of actual carcasses and garbage in combination with textured papers and found objects, I have a stronger connection to the work because I'm forced to consider the feelings of disgust, shame and ambivalence surrounding the objects.  This body of work refuses the inevitability of  loss of meaning and purpose. We no longer revere life enough to consider the process of dying; because we can't embrace death, we can't fully embrace life. Every living thing has a quality that leaves the body at the time of death. Every object has a quality of memory.  What is that liminal quality?  Where is it? These pieces are intended to ask the viewer to consider the life and purpose that once inhabited these images. -- LuDel Deal Walter

Event Details

Event: “Refuse” Original Artwork by Wyoming artist LuDeal Deal Walter
Specifics: Located at The Corridor Gallery: 120 E. 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601
Tickets Cost/Avail: Free Admission
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th at 7:00pm
Open Showing: Saturday, March 31st 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, April 1st noon to 4pm
Information: For more information, please contact The Corridor Gallery at (307) 333-7035, Reed at (307) 259-8001 or visit

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