LOS ANGELES, CA.-
For more than twenty-five years Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker have created one-of-a-kind ceramic sculpture, reliefs and objects for gallery and museum installations as well as having fulfilled numerous residential and commercial commissions. Best known for their eccentric, intensely colorful style associated with the Pattern and Decoration" movement, Maberry and Walker's most recent body of work, titled "Pool Toys" continues the investigation of constructed figurative forms. Utilizing color and design, articulated in the artists' characteristic playful manner where their emphasis has always been on modern interpretations of past decorative styles, their work is infused with an optimistic spirit.
The "Pool Toys" effect clever spatial gambits within compressed, deceptively simple interplays of surface ornamentation and sculptural articulation. Although the artists work in the time-honored ceramic tradition, they are continually expanding the focus of their work to include new technologies, such as digital transfer processes, glow-in-the-dark glazes and other new materials.
Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker have had regular exhibitions at the Garth Clark Gallery in New York City, Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica as well as the 1983 Whitney Biennial. Their work is included in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Newark Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
This is their first exhibition in Los Angeles, since relocating to the High Desert near Joshua Tree in 2006. It will be on view from September 18 through October 30, 2010 at Maloney Fine Art