POROUS WALKER

A solo show

Opening reception 10.6.2017 at 7PM


Porous Walker, aka Jimmy DiMarcellis, is a Napa, California based artist. Walker’s world is a land of neverending dog buttholes, pizzas, and of course dick jokes, themes central to the artist’s brand of populist slapstick. Producing work for over three decades, time has only served to further inspire and hone Walker’s consistently hilariously crude aesthetic. From his alternative archives exhibition detailing the history of The San Francisco Fog Factory at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery in 2014, to passing out not only free work to gallery visitors, but coins as well, to his three hour solo exhibit at the Asia Cafe in 2015, Walker is always finding new strategies to side-step traditional art world snobbery. Working in everything from found object installations, film, T-shirts, and of course, his iconic pencil drawings, Walker’s is a vast and adaptive practice and we are thrilled to see where he will take us next. Porous Walker has collaborated with everyone from Masa Tsuyuki and Funiculaire, Francis Ford Coppola, and Penthouse Magazine.

On Grand Gallery is pleased to be bringing more of Porous Walker’s fantastically nasty creations to Portland.