House Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist Jared Clark. His solo exhibition, Free Candy, will be on display from February 7-March 3, 2012. An artist reception will be held on February 17th from 6-9 PM in connection with Salt Lake’s Gallery Stroll.
To classify Jared Clark as just one kind of artist is impossible. Well known for his abnormal methods and medium, Jared has displayed a variety of work, including prints, performances, videos and installations at several venues, both nationally and internationally. Jared’s work invites viewers to think in new and unconventional ways. With his modernist and minimalist tendencies, he thrives on challenging traditional art forms as well as societal norms.
Jared had an installation shown recently at the Salt Lake Art Center – one of his “Bilds,” as he calls them. Jared plays on the German word ‘bild’, meaning a picture, but also uses the word as it sounds in English – “build”. When viewed straight on, these creations are seemingly flat (like a picture or painting), but as the viewer walks around the creation, he soon finds that it is not flat at all, but very roughly and three-dimensionally constructed – it’s built. This play on words and perception seems to typify Jared’s style.
In a recent article, Andrew Kozlowski commendably explained Jared’s work: “It is the surprise we see when we crane our necks to discover what lies beyond the edge of the object that engages us in Jared’s work. He does not seek to hide the remainder, the messy undefined parts, rather he points it out, doing us a favor by reminding us that painting is incapable of neatly following a history, a medium, or a vantage point.”
Jared Clark received his BFA from Brigham Young University and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed residencies in Berlin, Germany; Vermont; New York and Virginia. He has done solo exhibitions in Provo, Utah; New York and Berlin, and has participated in several shows throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Colorado, New York and Utah.