LOCATION: Plinth Gallery - 3520 Brighton Blvd
PAST DATES AND TIMES
- Fri, Feb 1, 2019 - Sat, Mar 30, 2019
For our next two-month exhibition, Plinth Gallery presents new ceramic work by artist Joshua R. Clark. Clark is currently an associate professor of ceramics at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
"I am drawn to objects that I feel have some power to both relate to art history and communicate something telling about our collective human psychology. The title "Darling Darling" refers to a repetitive assigning of preciousness to a subject. My darling-darling is so very darling. Like a pop song you cannot seem to get out of your head, I am interested in the things that capture our attention for only reasons, but which continue to haunt us for reasons we cannot quite put our finger on."
Clark's work is luscious, luminous, full of color and movement almost appearing molten. His sculptures are unconventional in that they defy any traditional idea about ceramics. Using bright colors, plastic and foam resins, and clay, his work is certainly not about materiality. His ideas derive from daily experiences and its interpretation can be on many levels. Clark understands that "there is a gap between how the world is presented to us, and how we then perceive it." One might detect an element of kitsch in his sculptures, but they invite serious inquiry and dialog.