MYRA CLARK

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The Slow Regard of Hidden Things

January 5-30, 2021

Clark's new body of work, "The Slow Regard of Hidden Things," created specifically for the space at Blackfish Gallery, feels its way through the question of what it means to be a white, middle-class woman who is an artist, wife, and mother. Responding with quiet, tender images created from tissue paper, wallpaper paste, glassine, and plaster resting on six small Greek pillars, her answers pose riddles rooted in the passage of time and the feminine. There is mystery in these objects echoing through antiquity and into the present, giving weight to the fragility of form and substance. What is hidden, what is unseen, becomes an invitation for the viewer's imagination and interpretation.

Right:  Details from three pieces in the show: Heart & Soul, How to Stay, In the Beginning.

Clark Image Slow Regard of Hidden Things

PAST

EXHIBITIONS

2020 October - November; The Love Politik: One World, Indivisible group show (in gallery and virtual)

2020 September; Monica Mitchell, Kanetaka Ikeda; Backroom Alice Christine Walker


2020 August; Steve Tilden and Jen Fuller (guest), Stephan Soihl, Howard Neufeld (guest); Backroom Sue Tower


2020 July; Black Power is a Color- Danielle McCoy, Kareem Blair, Christine Miller (guest artists); Backroom Mami Takahashi


2020 June; From the Stacks group show (in gallery and virtual)


2020 May; 30 Works in 30 Days (virtual group show)


2020 March - April; Greg Conyne and Barbara Conyne (guest); Backroom Stephan Soihl


2020 February; New Members show II- Aaron Johanson, Erin Robinson Grant, Edie Overturf; Backroom Monica Mitchell


2020 January; New Members show I- Kelsey Birsa, Alice Christine Walker


2019 December; Carol Benson, Michael Knutson; Backroom Small Works benefit show


2019 November; Merridawn Duckler; Backroom Lauren Carrera


2019 October; Robert Dozono; Backroom Sculpture show


2019 September; Lynda Ater, Rory ONeal; Backroom Barbara Black


2019 August; New members show- Mami Takahashi, Myra Clark; Backroom Triangle Productions


2019 July; Recent Grads #24


2019 June; Palmarin Merges, Group members drawing show; Backroom Kanetaka Ikeda


2019 May; Lauren Carrera; Backroom Jana Demartini


2019 April; 40th Anniversary- Past Members


2019 March; Judith Weiss, Paul Missal


2019 February; David Selleck Retrospective; Backroom Angela Passalacqua


2019 January; 40th Anniversary- Current Members exhibit; Backroom Carol Benson


2018 December; Charles Siegfried, “The Immigrants Show“; Backroom Small works benefit show


2018 November; Clint Brown, Bill Rades (guest); Backroom Roya Motamedi


2018 October; Christopher Shotola-Hardt, Lauren Carrera (new member); Backroom Palmarin Merges


2018 September; Monica Mitchell, Rita Alves; Backroom Merridawn Duckler


2018 August; Angela Passalacqua, Barbara Black


2018 July; Recent Grads #23


2018 June; Mandy Stigant, Jana Demartini; Backroom Greg and Barbara Conyne


2018 May; Stephen Soihl, Steve Tilden; Backroom Clint Brown


2018 April; Carol Benson, Michael Knutson; Backroom Stephen Soihl


2018 March; Greg Conyne, Theresa Redinger


2018 February; Kane Ikeda, Christy Wyckoff and Alan Lau (guests); Backroom Monica Mitchell (new member)


2018 January;Vance Feldman (guest); Backroom Rory ONeal


2017 December; Ellen Goldschmidt, Palmarin Merges; Backroom Small works benefit show


2017 November; Sue Tower, Kentree Speirs (guest); Backroom Rita Alves


2017 October; Lynda Ater, Sue Friesz (guest); Backroom Kane Ikeda


2017 September; Robert Dozono; Backroom Angela Passalacqua


2017 August; We the People (Blackfish and invitational group show)


2017 July; Recent Grads #22


2017 June; Nathan Orosco; Backroom Barbara Black


2017 May; Yoonhee Choi, Roya Motamedi; Backroom Charles Siegfried and WSU 10th anniversary graduate class


2017 April; Merridawn Duckler and Geordie Duckler (guest)


2017 March; NCECA: Legacy Emergent (Mandy Stigant and seven guest ceramicists); Backroom Nathan Orosco


2017 February; Rita Alves (returning member), Robert A. Nelson (guest)


2017 January; Rory ONeal; Backroom Chris Knutson (guest)


2016 December; Judith Wyss, Clint Brown; Backroom Small works benefit show


2016 November; Angela Passalacqua, Barbara Black; Backroom Jana Demartini


2016 October; Kane Ikeda, Sarah Fagan


2016 September; Carol Benson, Michael Knutson; Backroom Yoonhee Choi


2016 August; Green (Blackfish members group show)


2016 July; Recent Grads #21


2016 June; David Selleck, Mandy Stigant; Backroom Steve Tilden


2016 May; Ellen Goldschmidt, Paul Missal; Backroom Michael Knutson


2016 April; Stephen Soihl, Howard Neufeld, Steve Tilden


2016 March; Theresa Redinger, Nathan Orosco; Backroom Stephen Soihl


2016 February; James Luna (guest)


2016 January; Charles Siegfried; Backroom Judith Wyss


2015 December; Tori Bryer, Palmarin Merges; Backroom Small works benefit show


2015 November; Greg Conyne, Robert Dozono


2015 October; Merridawn Duckler, Christopher Shotola-Hardt; Backroom Charles Siegfried


2015 September; Roya Motamedi, Le Brie Rich (guest); Backroom Carol Benson


2015 August; Lynda Ater, Sue Tower


2015 July; Recent Grads #20


2015 June; Yoonhee Choi; Backroom Kanetaka Ikeda


2015 May; Angela Passalacqua, Barbara Black; Backroom Judith Wyss


2015 April; Clint Brown, Rory ONeal; Backroom Triangle Productions/Storefront (guests)

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