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Thea Clark

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20160621020511-cryosphere_so_blue
Cryosphere So Blue, May 2016 Foam, Plexi Glass, Thread Largest 9' X 28" X 28"
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Cryosphere So Blue, May 2016 Foam, Plexi Glass, Thread Largest 9' X 28" X 28"
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014 Textiles, Cyanotype On Silk, Plaster And Pigment, Wood, Plastic Turf, Steel Fencing, Epoxy Clay And Pigment 8' W X 5' D X 8.5' H
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014 Textiles, Water, Dirt 17' W X 3' H X 5"D
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014 Wood, Asphalt Shingles, Plastic, Cyanotype On Wood, Resin Clay 51" W X 24" D X 49" H
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014
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The Quick and The Deep,Installation view, 2014 Wood, Asphalt Shingles, Turf, Cyanotype On Silk 6" W X 3"D X 86" H, 6" W X 3"D X 34"H
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014 Insulation, Monitor 16" W X 14" D X 16" H, 3:45 Video Loop With Sound
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Installation view, The Quick and The Deep
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The Quick and The Deep, 2014
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Holding Pattern from The Quick and The Deep , 2014 Mixed Media Various
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Installation view, Holding Pattern from The Quick and The Deep, 2013/14 Acrylic Fiber, Cotton Thread, Plastic Turf, Wood Various
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Panaoramic view of The Quick and The Deep, 2014 Textiles, Wood, Plaster, Asphalt Shingles, Foam Insulation, Plastic Turf, Steel
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Blue Fun Tunnel #1, 2014 Photography Variable
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Blue Fun Tunnel #2, 2014 Photography Various
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Blue Fun Tunnel #3, 2014 Photography Various
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Blue Fun Tunnel #4, 2014 Photography
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Blue Fun Tunnel #5, 2014 Photography Various
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Blue Fun Tunnel #6, 2014 Photography Various
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Shelter (for the new disasters), 2014 Textiles, Wood, Asphalt Shingles 60' H X 40" W X 26" D
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Vessel for the New Disasters, 2014 Metal Wire, Paper Mache, Wood, Found Handle, Textiles, Cyanotype On Silk, Artificial Turf. 11' W X 7"W X 6.5"H
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#20142, 2014 Asphalt Shingles, Casted Plaster And Pigment, Wood, Acrylic 11.5" W X14" H X 1"D
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Entangled (La Frontera exhibit), 2013 Mixed
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Six Degrees (Multiple Exposures exhibit), 2010 Cyanotype On Silk, Mixed Media 3" X 3.5" X .5"
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Cyan House (Cyan Silhouettes exhibit), 2013 Cyanotype On Silk, Mixed Media
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Axial Bifurcation, 2014-15 Asphalt Shingles, Wood, Cyanotype Oh Silk, Artificial Grass 8'h X 6" W X 9' L © Terry Greene Photography
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Shelter (for the new disasters), 2014, in "Guide Ropes and Live Wires" exhibit 2016 Textile, Wood, Asphalt Shingles, Vinyl Raincoat, Cyanotype On Silk, Cardboard 5' H X 38" W X 28" D
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Kneeler (for the new disasters), 2016 Wood, Textiles, Anthracite, Cardboard, Album Covers, Screws, Antler, Faux Grass, Umbrella 5' H X 44" W X48" D
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Kneeler (for the new disasters) detail, 2016
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Kneeler (for the new disasters) detail, 2016
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Ibiza, Spain
Lives in
New Jersey
Works in
New Jersey
Tags
sculpture, installation
Statement

Statement for The Quick and The Deep

The Quick and the Deep portrays habitat under the influence of rapid climate change, considered from global and personal perspectives. The work reflects the visceral responses people have when they experience the menace, power, and destruction of weather, as well as what it inspires in them; hunkering down versus pulling together, and denial versus action. 

Textiles, asphalt shingles, insulation, and video are used to invoke a narrative of environmental collapse. These quotidian materials hold a subtext of the domestic realm; they connect what is familiar to what is uncertain, to moments of crisis, in order to recalibrate our relationship with the natural world.
 

Biography

Thea Clark is a New Jersey artist, and a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts fellow. Her practice includes sculpture, installation,  art jewelry, and video. Her solo show "The Quick and The Deep", with catalogue essay by curator Mary Birmingham, is at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (2014). She has also exhibited at the Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences (NJ) and the Martha Gault Art Gallery at Slippery Rock University(PA).

Her art jewelry has been included in the two-person show Cyan Silhouettes (2014), at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, as well as numerous national and international group exhibitions. Currently her work is in, Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography, at the Museum of Arts and Design( NYC, 2014),  the international traveling La Frontera, previously at Museo Franz Meyer, Mexico City, Velvet DaVinci Gallery (San Francisco), Indiana University (Kokomo), and soon to be at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (2014).

Other venues include: Museum of Modern Art (Arnhem, NL), University of Birmingham (Great Britan), Textile Museum (Washington D.C.), The Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, MA), Newark Museum, State Museum (Trenton, NJ), Noyes Museum (Oceanville, NJ), Rochester Institute of Technology( Bevier Gallery, NY), Jersey City and Kean Universities (NJ), among others.

 Her work has been published in seven books in the US and Europe, and numerous exhibition catalogues.  In 2013 she was a resident at the Vermont Studio Center (artist grant) and in 2014 presented an artist talk at Glassell School of Art, Houston. Clark is an instructor at the Visual Arts Center of NJ, and the former Arts Workshop in Newark.    

Print

2014 "Let's get real", Sunday New Jersey Star Ledger, Art Section, June 8  

        

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