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Philmont, NY - The Karen A. Garafalo Cultural Center at the Philmont Public Library hosts paintings by William Bond Walker. Walker's works will be on view beginning Saturday May 19 through June 22, 2012.

Exhibition The exhibit by artist will feature his landscape and abstract paintings. Paintings are on view courtesy Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY.

Walker paints landscapes, often from his home in Queechy Lake, as well as figurative and abstract works. He cites Cezanne as a major influence. In this exhibit of Walker's we hope to provide the viewer with an opportunity to experience these landscapes and abstract works together.

"My choice of "subject" Walker writes, "is usually abstraction, developed intuitively. I am interested in the power of color and the interaction of color and "design" as components in the evolution of a painting, whether abstract or representational."

"The successful abstractions, I feel, should conceal the method by which they were created, and may seem to have grown organically, like a lichen, or to have been arranged successfully by chance - like pebbles on the beach."

William Bond Walker, born in Tennessee in 1930, was a Library Director at art museums including Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum of Art for years. During this time he painted as well, and has lived and painted in Queechy Lake since 1994. His paintings have been exhibited in New York, including Park Row Gallery, Chatham; Hudson Opera House, and Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson as well as galleries throughout the New York/ Massachusetts region.

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