flowers' stain & fingerprint
Friday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Free and open to the public
An exhibition of flower prints on paper. New England based artist John Clarke wakes up winter with an exhibition of large scale works printed directly from the source material.
John Clarke: flowers' stain & fingerprintGallery Talk
Friday, February 2, 2007
,4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
John Clarkeflowers' stain & fingerprint Opening Reception
Friday, February 2, 2007 Central Gallery
John Clarke graduated from Bates College with a degreee in classical music composition. It is no surprise then, to see the lyrical compositions he creates in two dimensions. Over the past six years, Clarke has amassed a large and disparate collection of flowers from friends, family, strangers and from the side of the road. Clarke begins his unique printing process by pressing the source material. Each month Clarke selects specimens from the hundreds he has pressed and travels to a small printing company in central Massachusetts where he scans the images and works with color separations. He than manipulates the images until they are enlarged up to 400% of their original size. Clarke works to maintain the original qualities of the flower while manipulating details to become magnified and clearer. Included in the exhibition are Clarke's new monoprints which are multi-layered and presented in book-like form.
,5:00 pm to 7:00 pm