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A solo exhibition\, Marsia Alexander Clarke: T apestries\, curated by Jay Belloli\, Director of Gallery Programs\, wi ll open at the Armory Center for the Arts in the Mezzanine Gallery on Saturday\, September 20\, 7 -9pm and will be on view through November 1 6\, 2008.
 
Weaving together video imagery gathered in her Chilea n homeland with footage of body movement and nature\, Alexander-Clarke pres ents an abstract world which moves through time and the gallery space.  Mar sia Alexander-Clarke's background in painting and sculpture and her interes t in "new music" have profoundly influenced her work in video. As a time-ba sed medium\, the musicality of visual imagery in motion is basic to all of her compositional efforts\, which are often shown in multi-channel installa tions.
 
Tapestries incorporates video which records a real world situation or environment\, and uses small\, cropped sections of this imagery as its basic building material. These sections\, which Alexand er-Clarke calls "marks"(in reference to hand-based media) are repeated and inter-mixed to create a composition in time. Through placement\, the moveme nt and rhythm within each "mark" accumulates\, builds\, and dissolves\, var iously activating time and space. In this way\, Alexander-Clarke succeeds i n extracting the poetic essence of place.
 
When a place or acti vity is recorded in a photo or video\, it becomes an object in a new enviro nment. Its transition from real to recorded object carries the memory of it s previous state. Though Marsia Alexander-Clarke's work has become increasi ngly abstract\, the presence of humanity remains like a ghost haunting the screen.
 
Jay Belloli is Director of Gallery Programs at the Arm ory Center for the Arts\, after having held previous positions as a curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the as the director of the Fort Worth Museum of Art. His many curated exhibitions have included Radical Past : Contemporary Art &\; Music in Pasadena\, 1960 - 1974\; The Un iverse: A Convergence of Art\, Music\, and Science\; and the first maj or institutional solo exhibition for artist Tim Hawkinson.
 
This exhibition will be on view in the Mezzanine Gallery at the Armory at 145 North Raymond Avenue\, Pasadena\, and is open Tuesday - Sunday\, noon - 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  The Armory is easily accessible from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station in Pasadena.  For information about Armory exhib itions and events\, the public may call 626.792.5101 x122 or visit the Armo ry website at www.armoryarts.org.< /em>

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