MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
MARCH 2 – MARCH 24, 1990
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1990 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
Organized by The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and curated by Victoria Baster and Tim Nowlin. The exhibition is divided between the Stride Gallery and the Glenbow Museum.
This exhibition of paintings and works on paper surveys the development of John Clark’s mature work from 1978 to his death in September of 1989. Deeply committed to representational painting after the impact of modernist abstraction, Clark’s work gradually and firmly reconciled a personal and representational subject matter to the notions of modernist painting. The works presented here trace the vital themes of Clark’s work by way of preliminary studies and experimental prints as well as finished drawings and canvases.
Born in 1943, John Clark was educated in England and the United States. His work has been exhibited extensively and is included in various public and private collections, both across Canada and abroad. As a art educator, Clark has taught in England, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and was an Associate Professor at The University of Lethbridge at the time of his death.