15 February 2006

James Faure Walker - Painting the Digital River

3 - 19 March 2006

Private view: Thursday, 2 March, 6:30-8:30 pm

Artist's talk: Monday, 13th March, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Fosterart: 20 Rivington Street London EC2A 3DU, in Shoreditch near Old Street exit 3
Gallery Hours: Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 12-6, other times by appointment

This event celebrates James Faure Walker’s new book, ‘Painting the Digital River: How an Artist Learned to Love the Computer’ Prentice Hall 2006. Fosterart is pleased to host an exhibition of paintings and digital prints by Mr. Faure Walker in conjunction with his book launch.

This exhibition allows the reader to gain a better sense of the scale and texture of the work and is the first opportunity to see some of the exciting art in his book.

“Faure Walker has a distinguished background as both a painter and digital artist. He is an early adopter of digital technology in this regard, so has lived the history of the ever-accelerating embrace of the digital.” -- Lane Hall, digital artist and professor

"This book is as much about painting as it is about the digital world. But beyond both it's really about visual intelligence. What makes it a joy to read is the lovely match between Faure Walker's subject and his style of writing: apparently artless, just making itself up as it goes along, but actually always with a witty spring, and never slack." -- Matthew Collings, artist, critic, author, and television host

James Faure Walker studied painting at St. Martin’s School of Art and aesthetics at the Royal College of Art. In the 1980’s, he began using computers in his studio. James Faure Walker was one of the founders of Artscribe in 1976, and editor till 1983.

The book will be available for sale in the gallery at a discounted price of £14.

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