Sterling Mulbry - Four Seasons: Summer - 2012 24 x 49 inches oil on panel
Clark Gallery is honored to announce the exhibition of new paintings by Timothy Kadish and Sterling Mulbry from November 6 through December 1, 2012. All are welcome to join the artists for a celebratory reception on Saturday, November 10th from 4-6 pm.
Timothy Kadish has an insatiable curiosity and keen awareness of the world around him. His newest body of work builds on his ongoing goal to create a visual language that seeks to codify the endless stream of stimuli that defines our contemporary lives. Using simple geometric forms as the building blocks for his textural paintings, he is able to create richly woven, pulsating mindscapes. His sparing use of color activates key elements forcing the viewer to pause and absorb his iconographic symbols. Applying mixed media materials to a range of surfaces, Kadish embraces the multi-media approach so prevalent today. Calling himself “the markmaker,” Kadish says “I respond to the varied visual phenomena with forms and ways of marking. To be clear, it is the organization of the elements that I am interested in. To arrange and record is to acknowledge and to reconcile. And as a student and product of Art History, I tend to combine numerous (informed) techniques.”
Kadish is a recent recipient of the prestigious Traveling Scholar Fellowship from the SMFA and was featured at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Traveling Scholars Exhibition in Spring 2009. His work was the subject of a solo show at the Alphonse Berber Gallery in Berkeley, CA in November 2009, and has been included in solo and group exhibitions at such venues as the Smithsonian Institutions in Washington, DC and the Center of Contemporary Art in Seattle. This is his second one man show at the Clark Gallery.
Sterling Mulbry’s newest body of paintings captures the bold patterns and lush colors of Allende, Mexico, where she recently traveled. Her still life compositions blend vibrantly colored tilework and wallpaper with lush tropical fruit and birds. The play between two and three-dimensional objects vying for transcendence animates each work. The same attention to pattern and design is evident in her landscapes featuring local architectural motifs. In addition, Mulbry has several works from her Open Book series on display. The palpable surface and luscious color of Mulbry’s paintings transport the viewer to another realm, one where the animate and inanimate become blurred.
Mulbry graduated from The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, where she was awarded a Fifth Year Traveling Scholarship. This will be her ninth solo show at Clark Gallery. Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections.