Blue Mountain Gallery
In her "City Convergences" exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery, Clark experiments with varied formats using the curve, the octagon , multi-panels and folding screen to reinact her experience at urban landscape sites in New York, Massachusetts and Virginia. Clark is attracted to moments in the landscape where there is a bridging, parallel movement, or an intersecting of subjects. Repeated themes are the Franklin Street Subway stop and the city panorama seen from Tribeca Park in New York. Another motif is a river road that passes under the approach to a drawbridge in Yorktown, Virginia. Though complex, the paintings in this exhibition, which are done in oil, yield subtle structural and tonal harmonies.
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Marcia Clark lives in New York City and focuses much of her work on the urban panorama of downtown Manhattan. In 1994 she was awarded a purchase prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for a painting done from the World Trade Center. She is represented in a number of museums in the United States, including the Museum of the City of New York, and is currently included in exhibitions at New York galleries and corporate sites.
Clark is a graduate of the Yale School of Art and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY College at New Paltz. Early in her career she received a National Endowment for the Arts, Artist in Residence Grant to paint at Big Bend National Park on the Rio Grande. She continues to travel and work extensively in the United States and abroad. The VIrginia pieces in this exhibition were inspired by painting trips made last year while a visiting professor at the College of William and Mary.