Glen Clarke

An Animistic Dialectic

DESPARD GALLERY

Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, Tas

24 June-17 July, 2020

Glen Clarke’s collages and paintings are intricately constructed from delicately folded currency and precisely cut out images of wars machinery and military hardware. Each component is then assembled into a tapestry of the symbolism behind war from the artists perspective – each folded note, cut out plane, tanker, helicopter and ship tells a story of the profits and losses attributed to war.

Glen Clarke’s practice is centred on the fundamentals of sculpture; the artist strikes a balance between forms that are created and ones that are cut out. His focus is the concept of the void, and has been an integral inspiration for over a decade, akin to a long irresolvable obsession.