Ed Clark

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Ed Clark (*1926), one of the most important artists of the New York School, produced abstract paintings of extraordinary beauty and significance. Clark developed new approaches to painting such as using everyday objects and physical activities such as sweeping with a broom in the production of paintings to produce large, controlled strokes over a canvas on the floor or fabricating shaped paintings, on his works on paper pigments are disbursed and layered among pastose applications of paint. Mixing and layering rich hues in varying consistencies and forms, Clark’s work incorporates color, light, texture, and movement in gestural forms ranging from explosive to subtle at the same time.

Clark’s works are included in the collections of many major institutions and museums, including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Ed Clark (*1926), einer der bedeutendsten Künstler der New Yorker Schule, produzierte abstrakte Gemälde von außergewöhnlicher Schönheit und Bedeutung. Clark entwickelte neue Ansätze für die Malerei wie die Verwendung von alltäglichen Gegenständen und körperlicher Aktivitäten wie das Kehren mit einem Besen in der Herstellung von Gemälden. Auf dem Boden zog er breite Farbspuren über eine Leinwand oder fertigte kreisförmige oder ovale Gemälde, strahlende Pigmente wurden im Wechsel mit pastosen Aufträgen auf Papier gerieben, Durch das Ziehen, Mischen und Schichten von reichen Farbtönen in unterschiedlichen Konsistenzen und Formen, erscheint in Clarks Arbeiten Farbe, Licht, Textur und Bewegung in explosiven und subtilen Formen.

Clarks Arbeiten sind in den Sammlungen vieler großer Institutionen und Museen vertreten, darunter in dem Detroit Institute, dem Art Institute of Chicago und dem Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Ed Clark

[Deutscher Text nachstehend]

Ed Clark (*1926), one of the most important artists of the New York School, produced abstract paintings of extraordinary beauty and significance. Clark developed new approaches to painting such as using everyday objects and physical activities such as sweeping with a broom in the production of paintings to produce large, controlled strokes over a canvas on the floor or fabricating shaped paintings, on his works on paper pigments are disbursed and layered among pastose applications of paint. Mixing and layering rich hues in varying consistencies and forms, Clark’s work incorporates color, light, texture, and movement in gestural forms ranging from explosive to subtle at the same time.

Clark’s works are included in the collections of many major institutions and museums, including the Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Ed Clark

Ed Clark (*1926), einer der bedeutendsten Künstler der New Yorker Schule, produzierte abstrakte Gemälde von außergewöhnlicher Schönheit und Bedeutung. Clark entwickelte neue Ansätze für die Malerei wie die Verwendung von alltäglichen Gegenständen und körperlicher Aktivitäten wie das Kehren mit einem Besen in der Herstellung von Gemälden. Auf dem Boden zog er breite Farbspuren über eine Leinwand oder fertigte kreisförmige oder ovale Gemälde, strahlende Pigmente wurden im Wechsel mit pastosen Aufträgen auf Papier gerieben, Durch das Ziehen, Mischen und Schichten von reichen Farbtönen in unterschiedlichen Konsistenzen und Formen, erscheint in Clarks Arbeiten Farbe, Licht, Textur und Bewegung in explosiven und subtilen Formen.

Clarks Arbeiten sind in den Sammlungen vieler großer Institutionen und Museen vertreten, darunter in dem Detroit Institute, dem Art Institute of Chicago und dem Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Ed Clark

Born 1926 in New Orleans, United States.
Lives and works in New York.

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2018

    Ed Clark, A Survey, Mnuchin Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2017

    Ed Clark , Weiss Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • Edward Clark: Paintings, Tilton Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2016

    Ed Clark: Locomotion, N’namdi Contemporary, Miami, United States
    Ed Clark, N’namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, United States

  • 2014

    Big Bang, Tilton Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2013

    Ed Clark, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
    Le Mouvement: The Ed Clark Retrospective, N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami,
    United States

  • 2012

    Louisiana Roots: Ed Clark Returns Home, Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans,
    United States

  • 2011

    2011 The Search, The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit, United States

  • 2007

    Ed Clark: For the Sake of the Search, 60 Year Retrospective, Pensacola
    Museum of Art, Pensacola, United States

  • 2004

    Ed Clark: Recent Paris – New York Series, Parish Gallery, Washington, United States

  • 2003

    Ed Clark, Paris/New York: Le Mouvement, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, United States

  • 2001

    Ed Clark: Mexican Series, Peg Alston Fine Art, New York, United States

  • 1998

    Edward Clark: From Sicily to Egypt, Cinque Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1993

    Ed Clark: Paris Series 1982 to 1992, Alitash Kebede Fine Arts, Los Angeles, United States

  • 1992

    Ed Clark, Wilmer Jennings Gallery, Kenkeleba House, New York, United States

  • 1991

    Ed Clark: Paris, Galerie Resche, Paris, France

  • 1990

    Ed Clark, Spiral Gallery, Brooklyn, United States
    Ed Clark, Isobel Neal Gallery, Chicago, United States

  • 1989

    Ed Clark, Gallery Kesser-Bohbot, Hamburg, Germany

  • 1988

    Ed Clark: Bahia Series, Manhattan East Gallery of Fine Arts, New York, United States

  • 1987

    Ed Clark, Alitash Kebede Fine Arts, Los Angeles, United States
    Ed Clark, Gallery 54, New York, United States

  • 1983

    Ed Clark, Randall Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1982

    Ed Clark, Jazzonia Gallery, Detroit, United States

  • 1981

    Ed Clark, Citicorp Center, New York, United States
    Edward Clark: Martinique Interlude, Paintings and Pastels, Randall Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1980

    Ed Clark, A Complex Identity, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, United States
    Ed Clark, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, United States
    Ed Clark, TH.C. Taylor Gallery, North Carolina A&T State University,
    Greensboro, United States

  • 1979

    Ed Clark, Randall Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1978

    Ed Clark, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States

  • 1976

    Ed Clark, Sullivant Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, United States

  • 1975

    Ed Clark, James Yu Galler, New York, United States

  • 1974

    Ed Clark: New Paintings and Drawings, South Houston Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1971

    Ed Clark, Donald Judd’s Loft, New York, United States

  • 1969

    Ed Clark, American Embassy, Paris, France

  • 1966

    Clark, Galerie R. Creuze, Paris, France

  • 1958

    Ed Clark, Brata Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1956

    Clark: Peintures, Galerie R. Creuze, Paris, France

  • 1955

    Clark: Peintures, Galerie R. Creuze, Paris, France

  • 1951

    Ed Clark, YMCA, Chicago, United States

Group Exhibitions (selected)

    2018

    Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States
    The Long Run, Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
    Painting: Now & Forever, Part III, Greene Naftali, Matthew Marks, New York, United States
    In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 35 Years, Tilton Gallery, New York, United States
    The Language of Abstraction, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, United States

  • 2017

    Impulse, Pace Gallery, London, United Kingdom
    Inventing Downtown, Grey Art Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2014

    Prospect: Notes for Now, Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, United States
    A Thousand Lights of Sun, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles, United States

  • 2012

    Blues for Smoke, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, United States
    Blues for Smoke, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States
    The Lure of Paris, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2011

    Beyond Black: Ed Clark, Eugene Martin, John T. Scott, Shaw Center for the
    Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States

  • 2010

    African American Abstract Masters, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, United States
    Flow, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2009

    Masters for the First Family: Parish Gallery, Parish Gallery, Washington, United States
    Wiser Than God, BLT, New York, United States

  • 2007

    NeoIntegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2004

    Something to Look Forward To, The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin &
    Marshall College, Lancaster, United States

  • 2003

    A Century of Collecting: African American Art in the Art Institute of Chicago,
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States

  • 2002

    Quiet as it’s Kept, Christine Koenig Gallery, Vienna, Austria
    No Greater Love: Abstraction, Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1997

    Sweeps & Views: Clark & Cowans, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, United States

  • 1996

    Explorations in the City of Light: African-American Artists in Paris, 1945-1965,
    The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, United States

  • 1995

    Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, The Whitney Museum of
    American Art,New York, United States

  • 1994

    Symphony, A.F.T.U./Bill Hodgesork, New York, United States

  • 1986

    Paris to New York, 1966-1986, G.R., Birmingham, United States

  • 1980

    Black Artists: Abstractions, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Institute for Art
    and Urban Resources, Long Island City, United States

  • 1973

    The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, United States

  • 1970

    Afro-American Artists: New York and Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, United States

  • 1956

    Salon des Independants, Paris, France

  • 1954

    Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France

  • 1952

    Société du Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

Education

  • 1953

    L’Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, France

  • 1951

    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States

                                                                     

Prizes, Grants and Residencies

  • 2013

    Legends and Legacy Award, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States

  • 2000

    Featured Artist, Art for Life Gala, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, East
    Hampton, United States

  • 1990

    Honoree, 36th Annual Bal Africain, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, United States

  • 1988

    Painters and Sculptors Grant Recipient, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, New
    York, United States

  • 1994

    Congressional Achievement Award, United States

  • 1985

    Award in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts, United States

  • 1981

    Individual Support Grant, The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New
    York, United States

  • 1975

    CAPS Grant, Creative Artists Program Services, New York State Council on
    the Arts, United States

  • 1972

    Award in Painting, National Endowment for the Arts, United States

  • 1955

    Prix d’Othon Friesz, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Musée du Louvre, Paris,
    France

Collections

  • The Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States
    Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, United States
    The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, United States
    The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States
    California African American Museum, Los Angeles, United States
    Centro de Arte Moderno, Guadelajara, Mexico
    The Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, United States
    James E. Lewis Museum, Morgan State College, Baltimore, United States
    The John & Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota, United States
    Kresge Museum, Kalamazoo, United States
    Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
    Museum of Modern Art, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
    Museum Solidarity, Titograd, Yugoslavia
    Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami, United States
    The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, United States
    Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, United States
  • Bibliography

    • 2017

      “Ed Clark at Weiss Berlin, Berlin” Mousse Magazine September 29, 2017
      Elderton, Louisa. “Ed Clark” Artforum September 22, 2017
      Kherbek, William. “Ed Clark/Weiss Gallery, Berlin” Samizdat September 24, 2017
      Scheder, Beate. “Die Farben fegen: Ed Clarks Malerei bei Weiss” Taz.Die Tageszeitung September 7, 2017
      John Yau. “The Second Generation Abstract Expressionist Ed Clark” Hyperallergic, January 29, 2017

    • 2014

      Rachel L. Swarns, “As a Painter Grows Older, His Creativity Endures”
      New York Times, February 23, 2014.
      Canavan, Gillian. “Ed Clark: Big Bang” Spike Magazine, 2014.
      John Yau. “A History Waiting To Be Written: Ed Clark’s High-Spirited, Abstract Paintings” Hyperallergic, January 26, 2014

    • 2013

      Edwards, Jeff,“The Long Sweep. A Conversation with Ed Clark about His 60-Plus Years in the Art World,” Art Pulse Magazine, 2013

    • 2012

      Bond-Louden, Jenna,“Ed Clark: Master of Abstract Expressionism,” Ebony, July, 2012

    • 2011

      Bechet, Ron,“Artist on Artist: Ron Bechet on Ed Clark,“ Pelican Bomb, 2011

    • 2003

      Hawkins, Margart, Art News, May, 2003

    • 2002

      Jacques, Geoffrey,“Quiet as it’s Kept,“ May, 2002

    • 1997

      Cavaliere, Barbara and George R. N’namdi eds. “Edward Clark: For the Sake of the Search,” Belleville Lake, MI: Belleville Lake Press, 1997
      Feldman, Anita,“Ed Clark and the Abstract Shaped Canvas: A Memoir From Edward Clark: for the Sake of the Search,“ 1997
      Joans,Ted,“Ed Clark and I,“ From Edward Clark: for the Sake of the Search, 1997
      Holg, Garret, “Ed Alert,” Chicago Sun Times, Sep 28, 1997
      Robins, Corinne,“Ed Clark: The Fulfillment of a ‘Grand’ Talent,” 1997

    • 1996

      Mercer, Valerie, “Exploration in the City of Light,” 1996

    • 1990

      Jones, Kellie, Art Space Catalogue, 1990

    • 1987

      Loughery,John, “Review: Gallery Art 54,” Arts, April 1987

    • 1981

      Wilson, Judith, “Edward Clark: Directions,” Art in America,1981

    • 1980

      Feldman, Anita, “Ed Clark: A Complex Identity,”Feature article from Studio Museum Retrospective Catalogue, 1980
      Schmidt-Campbell, Mary, “Catalogue of Ed Clark’s first museum retrospective, 1980
      Kingsley, April, “Edward Clark’s Luminous Expanses,” American Rag, 1980
      Schneider, Pierre, “Trois Americains peintres et noirs,” L’Express, 1980

    • 1978

      Andrews, Benny, “Edward Clark: Still Sweeps Them off Their Feet,”Encore America & Worldwide News, 1978

    • 1973

      Robins, Corinne, “Edward Clark: Push-Broom and Canvas,”Art International, 1973

    • 1972

      Campbell. Lawrence, Art News,1972

    • 1966

      Kenedy, R.C., “Paris Letter,” Art International,1966

    • 1955

      Conil-Lecoste, Michel, Galerie R. Creuze Catalogue, Paris,
      May 1955

    • 1954

      Conil-Lecoste, Michel, Le Monde, Paris, March 12, 1954