Bernard Clark : Tattoo Portraits

Allen, Jan. Bernard Clark : Tattoo Portraits. Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 2012.

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Abstract (English)

"Drawing on Bernard Clark's success as a first-order documentary photographer of ink culture, this solo exhibition features surreal composited portraits of tattooed subjects in landscape and architectural settings. In the eighteen recent works featured in this exhibition, Clark has digitally inserted his extraordinary subjects into environments that highlight the stridency of their self-definition through markings. These transpositions, often to rustic or abandoned environments - many of which are in his home town of Kingston - are more than a form of retrieval on Clark's part. The uneasy disjunction of figure and ground emphasizes the vulnerability and insularity of his portrait subjects, enveloped as they are in the declarative and decorative gesture of their dramatic tattoos" -- Publisher's web site.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Brooke, Janet M. (Prefacer); Allen, Jan (Author)
Dossier: 410 - CLARK, BERNARD
Collation: [36] p. : ill. ; port. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781553392613
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Kingston, Ont.: Agnes Etherington Art Centre
Artists: Clark, Bernard
Event Title: Bernard Clark : Tattoo Portraits
Type: Exhibition
Location: Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Kingston, ON)
Dates: 14 Jan. - 15 Apr. 2012
Copyright Statement: Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen's University, Jan Allen
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Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2014 16:56
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2014 23:40
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