Clark’s upcoming exhibit “Pilgrimage” examines dementia, spirituality and family as seen through the lens of stories recounted by Clark’s mother as she she moves through the stages of dementia herself. Using traditional and ancient Byzantine iconographic methods, as well as those of contemporary painting, found and made objects, Clark has created a trio of installations that transpose her mother’s framework of sorrow and loss in her life into art pieces that reflect the compression of time and the journey that is individual, yet at the same time universal.
Exhibit and all events are at Blackfish Gallery, 420 NW 9th, Portland, OR
Preview and Artist Reception:
Wednesday, July 31st, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00
Thursday, August 1rst, 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, August 17th, 11:00 a.m.
Clark speaks about the transposition of her mother’s stories of memory, grief and loss into the trio of installations Clark has created. She will also demonstrate how handmade gesso is used to make the painting surface for the icon and painting in the show, as well as how to combine pigment and handmade gesso for the paint used.