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June 19, 2008 to August 1, 2008

John Clark: Perspectives in Buoyancy

Rittenhouse Satellite Gallery
210 W. Rittenhouse Square, third Floor

The large scale multi-panel abstract paintings of John Clark investigate the psychological conditions of time through what the artist defines as “atmospheres or worlds which envelope visual objects as well as the viewer.” Some representational visual conditions such as buoyancy, suspension, floatation, and reflection activate these “atmospheres” and their varied surfaces suggest an unanchored, uncommitted freedom to a definable form. Presenting multiple meanings that change of the course of time, the free flowing forms that emerge from these works are as Clark states “ a desire to affect the viewer by presenting them with a sigil or non-descriptive symbol that will change their perception either emotionally or intellectually.”

Clark received a B.F.A. in painting from the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO. Recent exhibitions include: Distillations, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2008); Art of Communication, RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA (2006); While Waiting, The Wait Gallery, London, UK (2006); Temporal Climate, Space Gallery, Denver, CO (2005); New Paintings and Gallery Artists, Judish Fine Art, Denver, CO (2003); Being, Environment, Placement, SOOP Gallery, Denver, CO (2002); Chrysalis, Linoleum Arts, Denver, CO (2002); Force, Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, CO (2002); -OOO- Otherwise Imaginary Goods, GOGG, Denver, CO (2001); Contemporary Encaustic, Fresh Art Gallery, Denver, Co (2001); Changing Bodies, ILK Gallery, Denver, CO; Sound Representations, ILK Gallery, Denver, CO(2000); and Various Artists, ARC Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (2000). His work is included in numerous private and public collections throughout the country. Clark works and lives in Philadelphia, PA.

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