1805 Gallery is pleased to announce Melissa Walter as the fourth resident artist this season. Best known for her optically stimulating sculptures of twisting paper and drawings of detailed geometric patterns, Walter visually explores concepts concerning Astronomy and astrophysical theories. Walter has worked as a graphic designer and science illustrator for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and as a team member of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Her experience has inspired her to visually articulate wonders of the Universe, such as black holes, supernovas, neutron stars, dark matter and more recently, dark energy.
Melissa Walter will be working in the gallery from Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, July 9, 2017. While in residence at 1805 Gallery, Walter will construct an installation that addresses the concept of dark energy, a hypothetical form of energy that permeates all space and exerts a negative pressure that causes the universe to expand at an ever-increasing rate. Walter’s work translates and materializes the intangible knowledge of the Universe into an aesthetic physical reality for a personal experience.
1805 Gallery is an art studio and exhibition space in San Diego, California. The gallery operates an artist residency program featuring emerging artists that focus on process and development within their practice. 1805 Gallery aims to support the creative community by providing opportunities to participate in a contemporary art discourse.