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About

In Close Proximity is a vessel in which to record and showcase the works of K Walker and their accompanying fashion brand. Walker (b.1997) combines the mediums of fashion, drawing, paint, performance, costume, poetry and sculpture. Channeling themes of queer bodies, fables, mythologies, intertwined with personal trauma, dysphoria, illness and the exploration of sensuality. 

Born in West Yorkshire, Walker studied a foundation course at Leeds Arts University in 2015 before going onto an BA degree in fashion design in London where they lived for 3 years. Returning to Yorkshire in 2019, Walker currently bases their practise at Fabrication2 located in Leeds city centre. 

Walker's most recent work aims to combine mediums of their practise to create art viewers can interact, escape and dream within. Their work often uses fantasy, nonsensical, humorous and grotesque imagery to personify themselves, their body, emotions and interactions with others. 

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Shows:

Solo:

'Shrine to The Other Woman'

25th - 27th November 2022

SCREW Gallery, Leeds

'I'M SCARED OF CHOCOLATE BARS'

12th May - 15th June 2022

Village Books, Leeds

'TREEHUGGERS'

25th February 2022

Archive, Leeds

Group:

'Hacienda 2'

14th March 2024

West Art Collective HQ, Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

'Contested Bodies: After Hours'

25th January 2024 

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds

 

 

'Total Recall: Myth & Memory'

13th July - 15th October 2023

Mercer Gallery, Harrogate

'Leeds Artists Show 2023'

15th February - 30th April 2023

Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds

Media:

'If I close my eyes long enough I can be something else'

2023, Zine, self published.

 

'I'M SCARED OF CHOCOLATE BARS'

2022, Zine, self published. Accompaniment to show of same name.

'Ivan, Prevail!'

2021, Zine, self published.

K Walker studio visit with Yorkshire Sculpture International, filmed in 2023.

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