2016, Acrylic and neon, 40 x 40 in
2016, Aluminum bats, acrylic spikes and lighting components, 3 x 27 x 3 in (each with out cord)
2016 | 100 x 180 x 3 cm | Mixed media sculpture
2016, Drywall, neon and neon components, 79, 48 x 5 in
2016, gold, acrylic and steel, 6 x 5 x 5 in
2016, Latex paint, wood, aluminium, painted steel nobs, 42 x 24 x 12 in
2016, Aluminum, Christmas lights, colored fiberglass, 4 x 4 x 2 ft
Can you contain? Can you sublimate? Sometimes I have the feeling I can. Sometimes a particular vision takes a form inside me. Sometimes this happens outside, it becomes a real thing and I feel contained and sublimated. When there is a specific form out of me, I can restart giving shape to something else, because this process never ends.
Repurposed Aggression is a condition of urgency, where uncontrollable, difficult explosions happening inside find ways to come out as a form. This form is dangerous, on the edge of the abyss, yet contained, sublimated and perfect in its own way.
Repurposed Aggression is a long path. Showing its forms can be a frightening exposure. It can hurt but also liberates an awareness of what else runs through our veins, and lets it out.
The shift from a sports career to an artistic one is the spark that moved Walker Keith Jernigan. That shift is one of abandonment and surrender to art, giving the world the forms, disbanding a sense of anxious ownership thus letting them be real devices for everyone. Repurposed Aggression is love, cash, soccer balls, baseball bats, an arrow, ropes, lights, punching bag.