NEW YORK, NY.-
Right on the heels of the critically acclaimed exhibition, 'American Travelers', at the Hispanic Society Museum in New York, where the paintings of Timothy J. Clark
, hung alongside Childe Hassam, El Greco and Goya, Lois Wagner Fine Arts opened the 'Timothy J. Clark: Modern Master' exhibition currently on view at 15 East 71st Street, Suite 2A, until March 10th.
My work in watercolor continues to adapt long-forgotten furtive painting methods that were mastered by Turner and Sargent," says Timothy J. Clark. Using delicate archival papers, feather quills, hand-ground paint, and Buddhist candles, the exhibition at Lois Wagner Fine Arts merges both expression and joyous techniques, all part of the visual orchestra of color and light.
Christopher Byron Crossman, the noted art historian and curator says, Clark reminds us that watercolors are about how time looks and feels, special moments that can simultaneously resonate with the past but be brought close to a consoling present through a masters touch. Among the paintings that convey this sentiment are Foyer Lights, Mid-Coast Gulf Station, Boxing Gloves, Lois Paris Bicycle, Plaza Garibaldi, and Prelude to Nessum Dorma.
Last year, Clark was asked to create new works for his one-man show, at Howard University, namely portraits of the family of friends with whom he has maintained close personal relationships throughout his life. Among them were the painters Gaye Ellington, the granddaughter of Duke Ellington, Faith Ringgold, whose portrait Faith Ringold with Die, was purchased by the National Portrait Gallery, and James Little; as well as musicians Jack McVea, Teddy Buckner, Art Davis, Michael White, and others from the world of jazz.
Says Ms. Wagner: I am delighted to present the evocative work of Timothy Clark, considered among Americas foremost watercolor artists, who is hailed for his still lifes, architectural interiors and exteriors, and portraits.
Timothy J. Clark
Known for his expressive interiors, urban landscapes, portraits and figures, Clarks watercolors, oils and drawings are in over twenty museum collections, including the permanent collections at the Smithsonian/National Portrait Gallery and the Library of Congress Works on Paper in Washington D.C.; the Museum of the City of New York; the Hispanic Society Museum in New York; the Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio; Farnsworth Art Museum, in Rockland, Maine; and the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock. A California native and graduate of the Chouinard Art Institute and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Clark has studios in Capistrano Beach, California, New York City, and West Bath, Maine.
Lois Wagner Fine Arts
For 35 years, Lois Wagner has specialized in the field of 19th- and 20th-century American and European artpaintings, works on paper, and sculptureas a private and corporate curator; gallery and private dealer; advisor and appraiser. During her extensive career Ms. Wagner has aided in the acquisition and sale of major examples of art work by the leaders in the field of American Art such as Albert Bierstadt, Reynolds Beal, Eugene Berman, Charles Burchfield, Emil Carlsen, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Jasper Cropsey, Red Grooms, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, Leon Kroll, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Thomas Moran, Larry Rivers, Priscilla Roberts, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Eric Sloane, Henry Ossawa Tanner, and Irving Ramsey Wiles.