It's curious to me how artists disappear, especially if they had a such a strong career or personality earlier on. Sometimes it just takes a wrong (or at least fateful) turn for everything to change and fall through the cracks. And it's just as extraordinary a turn when someone years later resurfaces. These works were all carefully packed and stored away for years unseen. And by a turn of events, things said to the right person at just the right time, we could now have a conversation about this work. While Walker left us, his work did not.
The show made me think about the people I've known over the years, people who made good work and had such interesting ideas - just gone, fallen off the planet. I've looked for them and can't find them. But this show revealed to me that you never know. Cary posted some short videos of both exhibitions here.