January 25 - March 12, 2006
Quadrant is a series of paintings and papier-mâché sculptures local artist Jennifer Clark created over a ten year period. What’s so striking about this series is the way Clark embodies the frame into the oil painted canvas. Here the frame is not an accessory, added after the fact, instead the frame is attached to the surface of the painting, extending the motifs of the painting, interacting with it. Even the shape of the frame is fluid with a pictorial quality.
‘In my work I like to connect opposite elements. I love the energy that raises when form and image live together as one.’
Jennifer Clark’s formal education includes a degree in ceramics and photography from the Ontario College of Art, an Honours B.A. in Fine Art and Psychology from the University of Guelph, two years of Fine Art Studies at York University in Toronto, and a nine month Ceramic residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta.