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clover archer
updated: 08/06/2013
website: cloverarcher.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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207: particularly
41: identify
382: identical
366: stable
606 words
13: under
Ordinary (issue 1, page C1:cover)
Ordinary (issue 1, pages 4, 5)
Ordinary (summer issue, page C1:cover)
Ordinary (summer 1, pages 2-3)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  information, conceptual, process, language
 
 
207: particularly by clover archer
207: particularly
rust/dirt, ink on index card & graphite on paper
2010
6 " x  24 " 
41: identify by clover archer
41: identify
rust/dirt, ink on index card & graphite on paper
2010
6 " x  24 " 
382: identical by clover archer
382: identical
rust/dirt, ink on index card & graphite on paper
2010
6 " x  24 " 
366: stable by clover archer
366: stable
rust/dirt, ink on index card & graphite on paper
2010
6 " x  24 " 
606 words by clover archer
606 words
installation view: William King Museum, Abingdon, VA
2011
Dimensions variable
13: under by clover archer
13: under
rust/dirt, ink on index card & graphite on paper
2010
6 " x  24 " 
Ordinary (issue 1, page C1:cover) by clover archer
Ordinary (issue 1, page C1:cover)
InDesign file / graphite
2012
9.75 " x  6.75 " 
Ordinary (issue 1, pages 4, 5) by clover archer
Ordinary (issue 1, pages 4, 5)
Indesign file / graphite
2012
9.75 " x  13.5 " 
Ordinary (summer issue, page C1:cover) by clover archer
Ordinary (summer issue, page C1:cover)
Indesign file / graphite
2012
9.75 " x  6.75 " 
Ordinary (summer 1, pages 2-3) by clover archer
Ordinary (summer 1, pages 2-3)
Indesign file / graphite
2012
9. " x  13.5 " 

Artist Statement

Ordinary: a magazine between pale & nothing

“Ordinary": a magazine that covers the mundane, overlooked, marginal and forgettable. The mission is to locate what is so necessary and poignant about this startlingly large category. And, there has to be something necessary and poignant about it; the amount of time, space and energy occupied by the peripheral is too vast to not be meaningful.

The layouts are created digitally and then I draw each page in graphite in an attempt to distance the work from the slick, polished qualities inherent in computer generated images and text.

 

 

606 words (breadcrumb-like navigation can be unreliable due to the unstable — and sometimes delicious — nature of the trail marker)

A previous drawing piece generated a set of 606 index cards, each with a word and a number.

Taken as a whole ordered set, the cards spell out the text from the previous drawing. Taken individually, a single card implies a fragment of a great whole, the number indicating a sequence and the word taken out of the context of a sentence or paragraph.

I entered each word in this set of 606 words (generated by a previous project) into the Google image search engine and took the Google image that corresponded to the number on the card as the basis for a small drawing. The 606 image/card pairings reflect myriad approaches to visualizing a word—there are images that are humorous, elegant, abstract, non-sensical, mysterious, familiar and banal.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Individual Exhibitions
2012 Nothing to be Done, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
how far back do you want me to go, Medicine Factory Gallery, Memphis, TN
14 Years: My Own Retrospective, Miller Gallery, Bridgewater Gallery, Bridgewater, VA
2011 Every Little Thing, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
On View: 305 Van Brunt, Brooklyn, NY (window installation)
2010 That Passed the Time, Charles Harris Library Gallery, Wise, VA
2008 May I Reason On, Caro D'Offay Gallery, Chicago, IL
Inscape, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Yes, Let's Go They Do Not Move, Roanoke College,
Salem, VA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 From These Hills, William King Museum, Abingdon, VA 2011 Don't Think Twice, Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, VA (two-person exhibit)
2009 New Waves 2009, Contemporary Art Center of VA, Virginia
Beach, VA (juried by Josée Bienvenue & Brian Holcombe)
2007 End(s) of Photography, McDounough Museum of Art
Youngstown, OH (curated by Saul Ostrow)
2006 Works on Paper, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2003 Info@Blah, Mills Gallery, Boston, Ma (curated by iKatun)
2002 www.anthology-of-art.net, Jochen Gerz's Performance,
Video & Internet Retrospective 1969-2002, Centre
Georges Pompidou, Paris,France
2001 Paintings on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Space,
Brooklyn, NY
2000 MFA Thesis Show, 80 Washington Square East Galleries,
NYC
Wish You Were Here, Ruby Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Exurbia, Gallery Luisottie, Santa Monica, CA (curated by
Shirley Irons)

Distinctions
2013 Lenfest Faculty Research Fellowship, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
2012
Monster Drawing Rally Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Artist’s Grant, The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA
Residency Invitational, Columbia Drawing Intensive, Columbia, SC (Sara Schneckloth, Founder/Coordinator)
2011 Professional Fellowship, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2009, 2011 Residency Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts

Education
2000 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art
New York University
1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration: Photography
University of New Hampshire