Brian Clarke

Jan 28, 2013

New York

The world’s leading stained-glass artist, Clarke is renowned for his use of line and color, which is evident in his large-scale architectural glass projects, including collaborations with Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Renzo Piano, Arata Isozaki, and other leading architects. The inventiveness of Clarke’s techniques is visible at a more intimate scale in a gallery setting, where the exhibition includes work made by layering glass to create optical effects, using a high proportion of lead in compositions, incorporating photographic elements, and collaging patterns and figurative elements within a single work. In glass, Clarke’s line is made of lead, which both divides and intensifies color. In his sculptures, meanwhile, the line becomes the primary element, abstracted into three dimensions and executed in bronze.

Clarke’s current exhibition, Between Extremities, examines the foundation of the artist’s oeuvre, presenting paintings, works on paper, and sculptures alongside his glass work, including a new stained-glass rose window installed in the gallery. Together, the works reveal Clarke’s engagement with light, color, and, above all, line.

Brian Clarke


January 17 – February 16, 2013
508 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001