A portrait of the passing of time


Drawing, print, installation, performance...

A portrait of the passing of time

Past: October 11 → November 22, 2014

Elisabeth S. Clark’s work is often the result of simple gestures, slight appropriations, small actions. Like what punctuation is to words, these “small marks” produce subtle shifts of emphasis, which become acts of translation in themselves. They throw light on the materiality of the invisible. They implore the imagination. They “play” with the imperceptible limit.

Clark’s work also intrinsically explores the act of making, which she closely aligns with the act of thinking. By investigating movement and temporariness, she is interested in scribing thought and allowing the moment to become material.

In this exhibition, text, object and gesture-based works collide. Sculptures evoke performances and performances sculptures. And writing is used as a tool for drawing, imagining, catalyzing, timekeeping.

By placing in dialogue this movement (and slippage) between thought and thing, between now and then and between arrangements and re-arrangements, this exhibition not only interrogates but also exposes the impermanence and fluidity of meaning in works of art.

Clark’s “portrait” proposes a choreography of time and for time, but also one in perpetual fluctuation.

Elisabeth S. Clark, born in 1983, is an artist who lives and works between London and Paris. Her work has been the subject of many solo and group exhibitions, notably at the Globe Gallery (Newcastle, UK), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Le Forum (Tokyo, Japan), Fondation d’entreprise Ricard (Paris) and La Biennale de Lyon en Résonance (Lyon, France). Elisabeth S. Clark has also held residencies at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, the Fondation Hermès and more recently at the Gyeonggi Creation Center in South Korea.

Elisabeth S. Clark
  • Opening Saturday, October 11, 2014 6 PM → 9 PM
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