Friday, November 26, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: Clark Derbes at Shelburne Art Center in Shelburne

Clark Derbes: quilt-weave
Reception: Nov. 26th 5pm-7pm
Exhibit Dates: Nov. 25th -Jan 31st

Clark Derbes, a Louisiana native, has been living in Vermont since 2002, when he traveled here to work at Camp Keewaydin, in Salisbury. He is a prolific artist and has created dozens of public art pieces in Burlington. He has exhibited extensively on a local and national level. Clark has been developing a personal language of abstract painting and sculpture, over the past 10 years. His wife is the renowned textile artist, Wylie Sofia Garcia, so it is no wonder where this latest series of quilt-inspired paintings arrived from.

Clark’s approach for these quilt-weave paintings is decidedly un-conceptual. Beauty, color, and composition is the muse. Countless textile artisans, architects, artists have drawn divine inspiration from “the square”. This fact, rather than dissuade, inspires Derbes to use a time tested format to create painting that stand out for their stunning simplicity and vibrant color.

Clark Derbes is represented by: Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.