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Are We There Yet: New Work by Wesley Clark
June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Are We There Yet
An Exhibition of New Work by Wesley Clark
Are We There Yet features new works that primarily consist of graphite drawings and lithographic prints, the latter made at Pyramid Atlantic during Clark’s recent Keyholder Residency. At their core, the works are exercises in mark making, expressing pent up energies — thoughts, feelings, and conversations. “Where do I want to go,” “Where should I go,” and “Where am I going” are encapsulated in the phrase “Are We There Yet.”
Clark begins from words, which are sometimes worked to a degree of obscurity by the time the work is complete. “The words originate from songs, sermons, or conversations and are chosen for a particular strength or for a need to further ponder. While executing a work, the word(s) fall back to a low mental reverb; a gentle processing of their meaning or relevance.” —Wesley Clark
Clark’s practice challenges and draws parallels between historical and contemporary cultural issues with a primary focus surrounding Blacks in America and the African Diaspora. A native of the DMV, Clark now lives in Hyattsville, MD. He received his Bachelor of
Fine Arts in painting from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts from George Washington University. His work is in the collections of Asheville Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and Kaiser Permanente, among others.