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WILD GOOSE Online Art Exhibition

Published : 2021-03-27
Author : Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts - Contact: interactcenter.org

🛈 Synopsis : WILD GOOSE is an online exhibition exploring landscape painting through the parallel practices of two artists - Carl Clark and Jack Arthur Wood. Clark takes a pragmatic approach to painting, filling boundless skies and seas with measured, even marks. His paintings are stark and flat with dramatic shifts in scale. Wood covers the surface of each piece with a kaleidoscopic accumulation of paper scraps, muslin, and linen, sometimes adding strips of an item of clothing.

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Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts presents WILD GOOSE, an online exhibition exploring landscape painting through the parallel practices of two artists - Carl Clark and Jack Arthur Wood, Jr. Clark paints at home in Minneapolis during Interact's online studio hours, and Wood in his studio in Queens, New York.

Titled after the first line in American singer/songwriter Gram Parsons' A Song for You, WILD GOOSE traverses fuchsia landscapes and psychedelic horizons, spaces realized by the artists' dreams of wandering away from the city.

Image of two paintings. Carl Clark, Untitled, 2017, acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches (left). Jack Arthur Wood Jr., Emery Arena, 2020, acrylic, muslin, and paper on panel, 18 x 14 inches (Right).
Image of two paintings. Carl Clark, Untitled, 2017, acrylic on paper, 24 x 18 inches (left). Jack Arthur Wood Jr., Emery Arena, 2020, acrylic, muslin, and paper on panel, 18 x 14 inches (Right).

Clark takes a pragmatic approach to painting, filling boundless skies and seas with measured, even marks. His paintings are stark and flat with dramatic shifts in scale.

Wood, who takes an experimental approach, covers the surface of each piece with a kaleidoscopic accumulation of paper scraps, muslin, and linen, sometimes adding strips of a beloved item of clothing.

The pandemic has brought into focus the ways that we inhabit space. When New York shut down last spring, Wood made paintings to escape. For Clark, the transition to working from home blurred the lines between studio hours and domestic life. The exhibition includes Morning Stone, a painting of a sunrise from 2021, which is the first piece that he made at the desk in his room.

WILD GOOSE explores the tensions between connection and space, in terms of relationships to oneself, to others, and to the land. Clark's and Wood's paintings stretch to meet each other across distances, finding common ground in that resolute sense of longing we have felt deeply during the pandemic.

The Artists

Carl Clark

Carl Clark has practiced at Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts since 2016.

Clark has presented work in exhibitions throughout the Twin Cities, including We Are Not Disposable (2020), Randomland at The White Page (2019), and Groundswell at Artspace Jackson Flats (2019). Clark's work is held in private collections in both the United States and abroad.

Jack Arthur Wood Jr.

Jack Arthur Wood Jr. is a visual artist and educator currently based in Queens, New York.

Wood received a Bachelor's degree in printmaking from Guilford College in 2012 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2017. He has been an artist in residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a dual printmaking and education fellow at the Wassaic Project Artist Residency, a fellow at Little Bear Hill Post Digital Printmaking Residency, and a recipient of the Tiger Lily Press Working Artist Program.

Wood has published writing through ÆQAI Arts Journal, Cambridge Scholars, and Perfectly Acceptable Press.

Interact Center for Visual & Performing Arts

Interact is a progressive visual arts studio and theater company whose work challenges perceptions of disability. Since 1996, Interact has worked to advance the recognition of over 120 professional working artists, uniting disparate artistic identities, abilities, and backgrounds in the spirit of radical inclusion.

Exhibition Accessibility

Interact strives to make its programs a welcoming and accessible experience for all. If there is something that we can do to make it easier to experience an exhibition, please contact us at gallery@interactcenter.com We welcome all suggestions and requests.

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Cite Page: Journal: Disabled World. Language: English (U.S.). Author: Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Electronic Publication Date: 2021-03-27. Title: WILD GOOSE Online Art Exhibition, Source: <a href=https://www.disabled-world.com/communication/art/wild-goose.php>WILD GOOSE Online Art Exhibition</a>. Retrieved 2021-04-13, from https://www.disabled-world.com/communication/art/wild-goose.php - Reference: DW#480-13941.