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



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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