The Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present a lecture by artist Kate Clark on Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 pm. The event, in which Kate will lecture on her process and work, is free and open to the public. The lecture is being presented in conjunction with In Rare Form: Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, which is on view in the gallery through April 23.
Studying the tension between personal and mythical realms, Kate Clark creates sculpture that synthesizes the human face into the body of wild animals. Initially, these forms can be shocking and repelling as viewers both recognize and reject their presence. Kate sculpts a tamed face, our face, a mirror reflecting safety and cultivation. Emotion is caught in the eyes, in the mouth, in the tilt of the head. The human face combined with animal body projects unease, a response to what we understand to be primitive, unrestrained, and even dangerous. A single life, with its private and unique history, gazes back at us.
Kate had her first solo exhibit at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York in 2008. Since then Kate has been included in museum exhibitions at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, The Islip Art Museum, and The Bellevue Arts Museum. Kate had her first solo museum show in 2010 at the Mobile Museum of Art.
Her work has been collected internationally and is in public collections such as the David Robert’s Collection in London and the C-Collection in Switzerland. Kate attended Cornell University for her BFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art for her MFA and has been awarded fellowships from the Jentel Artists Residency in Wyoming, the Fine Arts Work Center Residency in Provincetown, MA and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Artist Residency in New York.
Kate’s sculptures have been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Art21 Blog, The Village Voice, PAPERMAG, The Atlantic, NYArts Magazine, Arte Mondadori, and Bang Art.
In Rare Form: Contemporary Exhibition opened in the Ann Street Gallery on March 12. This exhibition explores the recent works by a group of contemporary artists charting the changing attitudes toward sculpture in our present day and the array of non-traditional materials employed (including feather dusters, foam, plexiglass, fur and found objects) in the fabrication of their works.
This installation of sculpture represents an unusual opportunity for the audience to be exposed to a number of amazing works that exemplify the idea of possibility in conceptual and formal approaches. As a survey, it also brings to light the important developments of sculpture practices amongst artists in the world of contemporary art today.
For more information regarding the lecture, In Rare Form and the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146 or firstname.lastname@example.org