John Forrester Clack
Opening at Grainger Gallery
Thursday 16th June at 6pm
Until Sunday 3 July
John Forrester Clack has been a practicing artist for over thirty years. He has exhibited in major public exhibitions and has been represented by commercial galleries, with work in collections both in Australia and overseas.
His work genre is figurative, especially heads, which he uses as a vehicle in the exploration of drawing, painting and sculpture. These heads are free from a literal interpretation of human features, charged with a dynamic sense of emotion, presence and spiritual energy. They present an image of searching, of a person looking beyond the reality of his everyday surroundings to a world beyond, to a spiritual existence.
Years in the making, the exhibition will be the first time the artist has exhibited the three dimensional forms on such a monumental scale.
"For a number of years, I have been investigating the act or action of mark making and surface materiality. Through this experimentation I have been working to see if I could be in the ‘now’, to express as fully as I can, body, mind, emotions and spirit through the physical act of making, surrendering myself to the process and the medium. The spontaneous frozen marks of my drawings and paintings are set free from the canvas and paper to become freestanding sculptures, where the kinetic energy is transferred to the volume and weight of the three-dimensional."
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