On View: June 7 - July 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 7-9pm
In his first solo exhibition since graduating with his MFA from George Washington University, Clark presents new work and work recontextualized from this thesis. This body of work focuses on fictional histories, memories and artifacts, what if storylines from a reimagined past.
According to the artist, “Scientists say that every time we recall a memory we are in fact re-creating that memory - altering it, making the memory more self-centered - while history, by some definitions, is the effort to establish a ‘true memory.’ So can a true history exist if no true memory can exist?” Through material, form, and clues of an underlying narrative, Clark is inviting the audience to create its own fictitious narrative and meaning from the work.
Wesley Clark grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, and currently resides in Hyattsville, Maryland. He received his BFA from Syracuse University in 2001 and his MFA from George Washington University in 2012. Clark has been exhibiting his works since 2003 showing in Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. His works can be found in collections here in the US as well as Germany and Japan. After working at a gallery as an art handler/ installer, he founded the company, Artist’s Eye Installations, installing artworks and mirrors for corporate and residential clients in Washington D.C. and the surrounding metropolitan area. As art director for the artistic marketing collective Artwork Mbilashaka (AM Radio), Clark has lead art projects working with corporations such as Timberland, Scion, Honda, Heiniken, Sprint, Vitamin Water and others. He currently has begun teaching on the collegiate level while continuing his art practice.