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Adam clarke
updated: 02/15/2013
website: processdrawing.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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1810102010102327 by Adam clarke
1810102010102327
graphite on wall
2010
108" x  137" 
12031620102716 by Adam clarke
12031620102716
graphite on wall
2010
144" x  96" 
17032003320101743 by Adam clarke
17032003320101743
graphite on wall
2010
108" x  96" 
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ink on wood
2010
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ink on wood
2010
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graphite on paper
2010
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graphite on paper
2010
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untitled by Adam clarke
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graphite on wall
2010
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untitled by Adam clarke
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graphite on wall
2010
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graphite on paper
2010
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In a place by Adam clarke
In a place
watercolor and wall drawing
2011
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Artist Statement

“The idea of using a HB pencil is that there’s no dark, no light. It’s that middle ground where nothing happens.”(Adam Clarke)

Maverick Concert Hall Woodstock, 1952

House lights down, the greasy-haired pianist finds his place in Cage’s score. The black and white keys, with all of their defined, dramatic, poetic patterns and tones, gleam in the spotlight.

The young musician in the tortoiseshell spectacles pulls out a plastic stopwatch to measure three silent movements. He sits comfortably, arms folded.

Someone coughs in the stalls; the ceiling fan chugs; and the gentle “ssssh” of the wind in the dry leaves chances through the open hall, until a few moments ago filled with applause and melodies.

Adam Clarke’s Studio Middlesbrough, 2011

He clocks his start time – 08:30 - and makes long, slow, curved lines with a sharp HB. The sun shifts to the left of his window, warming his back.

His coffee cup makes new rings on the floorboards when the 5A bus shakes past forty minutes later. He thinks about work; his trip to India; getting thirsty; Fred Sandback; the sixties.

Karaoke – Freddie Mercury, Adele - wafts in from the rowdy pub across the street. He works damn hard at that long, thin, middle ground, as hard as if it were maths homework.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

20004/7 –BA Hons Fine Art (Teesside University)

Group Shows

Work in progress 2013 (london) 

frize art fair 2012 (London)

drawing in space (birmingham)  

2011

One night stand (Middlesbrough)

'FUZE- Platform A gallery (Middlesbrough)

2010- Summer show RA ( London)

Here not there (Middlesbrough)

2009 -The national open art competition

 

Temporary Art space (Halifax)

Urban art fair (London)

 

2008 - Art fair, The Waiting Room (Middlesbrough)

A1, Stations gallery (Middlesbrough)

Urban Art Fair (London)

mimarc, (Middlesbrough)

2007 - Python gallery (Middlesbrough)

COAD (Middlesbrough)

Widening Horizons (Middlesbrough)

2006 - Yarm Gallery (North Yorkshire)

Location (Middlesbrough)

Structure (Middlesbrough)

 

Technical Assistant Projects

2009 - Assistant to Monika Grzymala (ongoing)

2007 - Exhibition installation and interpretation (mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) (ongoing)

2006 - “Make your own damn art world” art fair assistant

2004/7 - All pre-opening programme of events at mima