WESLEY CLARK: THE PROPHET'S LIBRARY
Tinney Contemporary / 237 5th Ave. N. May 13, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Wesley Clark's work focuses on the issues faced by African-Americans and the African diaspora. He explores race, politics, and history using various tactile materials. Clark describes The Prophet's Library as "a narratively driven collection of artifacts." His previous showing at Tinney Contemporary offered pieces made mostly from wood, but this new work experiments with resin sculpture, mixed media printmaking, and painting.
Wesley Clark has exhibited works at institutions such as the Katzen Arts Center at American University, in Washington DC, Columbia College's Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and Prizm Art Fair in Miami, Florida during Miami Art Week. His works can be found in collections here in the US such as noted art collector, Peggy Cooper Cafritz. He is part of the artist collective, Delusions of Grandeur, a group of emerging artists focused on providing critique and commentary on social infrastructures within American society, while contributing to the prominence of the collective black voice and presence within contemporary art. Clark received his BFA from Syracuse University in 2001, and his MFA from The George Washington University in 2012. Today he lives and works in Hyattsville, Maryland.