Marcia Clark: Arctic Paintings: Greenland
June 7-August 31, 2013
Ilulissat Kunstmuseum, Greenland
An exhibition of icescapes painted in the environs of Ilulissat, Oqaatsut and Saqqaq. Clark has been painting the Greenland landscape with a focus on the ice since 2007. Her project complements that of the Danish artist, Emanuel Petersen (1894-1948), whose depictions of Greenlandic light and atmosphere comprise the permanent collection of the museum.
ICEFIORD WITH MAP
2011 oil over map transfer/canvas 36" x 60 "' Marcia Clark's repeated visits to the Arctic over a fourteen year period made it increasingly apparent to her that irreversible changes were taking place. Most of us can only know what is happening to our planet by means of statistical reports that are often conflicting. Through the artist's willingness to submerge herself in a harsh and challenging environment and thanks to her consummate but unostentatious artistic powers, we are made to feel not only the thrill of the Arctic experience, but the momentum of change as solid ice dissolves—the glories of the frozen north and the inexorable process of ecological transformation.
A catalogue with an introduction by Martica Sawin accompanies the exhibition:
Armstrong-Higgins Center for the Arts
Blairstown, NJ 07825
The Arctic: Day into Night
October 23-November 17, 2012
2011 / oil on Mylar / 43" x 80"'
Marcia Clark's paintings feature Arctic landscapes, visited on journeys to Greenland, Iceland and Arctic Norway. The glaciers, icebergs, and ensuing, detritus convey the very omens that currently haunt us, as she witnesses ice, appearing solid as a mountain, deconstruct, melt, or suddenly vanish. Ice in its fragility and beauty, and the Arctic winter, with its vibrant electrically charged night skies, are the focus of this show, in small studies on aluminum, Mylar and canvas, and larger works incorporating multiple panels and mixed media.
Points of View at Blue Mountain Gallery, December 1 to 22
Points of View II at Fairleigh Dickinson University, November 19 to December 21
Blue Mountain Gallery
530 West 25 St, New York
October 4-29, 2011
2011 / oil on aluminum / 5" x 8'
The Reshaped World
Washington Art Assocation
Washington Depot, CT
September 19-October 18, 2009
|Solo exhibition originating at Blue Mountain Gallery, NYC (February 26 - March 22, 2008)and traveling to The Albany Institute of History and Art (November 15, 2008 - March 1, 2009)
|In Search of Ice
Recent Paintings from Travels in the Arctic
Marcia Clark’s paintings in this traveling exhibition
reflect her recent travels to the Arctic. In 2006 she visited
Svalbard Archipelago and in 2007 she was in
northwest Greenland as artist in residence at the
Upernavik Museum. Her focus in this exhibition is on the
forever fluctuating, mutating, and transforming nature
of the polar ice.
Article in Panorama Magazine,
Gallery & Studio, September-October, 2011
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