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January 25, 2011

Clark Goolsby

STRANGE/LOVE POVevolving Gallery 939 Chung King Road Los Angeles, CA ~ 90012 Opens: February 12th, 2011 Reception from 7 to 11pm. Closes: March 12th, 2011 Preview images available at: POVevolving is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by New York based artist Clark Goolsby. For his second show at POV, Clark has moved away from crisply masked lines and tight, grid based compositions. In addition to the opaque geometric forms of his previous work, he has added a wide range of figurative elements including human forms, animals, and structures ~ all of which bare the clear identity of being created by the artists hand. While much of the paint used is acrylic, the range of materials in these recent works varies widely, including pens, pencils, markers, and spray paints. In many cases the materials now speak as direct reference to the physicality of the objects they are depicting. All around, the new work is a wonderful progression from his first show with us in 2009. STRANGE/LOVE will be comprised of a mix of new sculptures and paintings, and for the centerpiece of the exhibition, Clark has constructed an 18ft. long skeletal figure from wood and foam that is suspended by hundreds of colored strings. This piece is the artists’ most significant work to date. When asked about the conceptual basis for the show, Clark emailed us this as a point of departure for viewing the work: “Overall the whole show is about death and the fragility of life. I am specifically interested in how we maintain optimism in a world that is so full of potentially life ending situations. I have been using the Dead Hand (a doomsday device the Russians built during the Cold War), and many other symbols as metaphors for reflecting on these ideas...”



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