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MABERRY + WALKER
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 associate with the Pattern and Decoration movement, Maberry and Walkers 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.
Each sculpture is hand glazed with multiple layers of underglaze and then a clear high gloss glaze is applied to give the appearance of new shinny vinyl . 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 process, and other new materials.
Phillip Maberry and Scott Walker have had regular exhibitions at the Garth Clark Gallery in New York City, Maloney Fine Art, Culver City as well as the 1983 Whitney Biennial. Currently on view: UBERYUMMY at the Fullerton Museum at UCSB. 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.
Phillip Maberry + Scott Walker live and work in th ehigh desert near Joshua Tree, California