Conley Clark: Transition Spaces 19.3
November 1, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Reception: November 1, 4-8 p.m.
Conley Clark, "Photo 1"
"My process utilizes an interdisciplinary, concept-oriented approach that combines sculpture, performance, photography, and printmaking as a means to interweave both personal and political messages. My work often adopts these disciplines in a response to the societal constructs of masculinity and femininity. In practice, I explore issues found within LGBT culture, including gender identity, social status, and alienation. Often employing my own body as the subject, along with found materials, I make an attempt to expose the absurdity of binarism, and to address the role in which appearances affects the way individuals communicate and process information," Clark says.
Conley Clark is a multiple media artist born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He utilizes sculpture, photography, video, sound, and performance to engage with issues concerning contemporary queer visual culture. He does this through a layered process of observation, building up spatial collages of color, objects, and multi-sensory parts. Conley graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture. Soon after, he was offered a position at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, where he worked as the Gallery Manager. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
One University Plaza, MS 7875 (mailing address)
518 S. Fountain St. (physical address)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701