Liverpool Based artist Pete Clarke new solo show in Koln
‘SCARS FROM FALLS’ ‘NEW PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS’ by PETE CLARKE
Kyotobar, Architectural Gallery, Gereonswall 75, 50670 Köln
Exhibition: October 25 – November 28 2008
Discussion with the Artist: Saturday 25 October 2.00 – 5.00pm
Dr Martin Turke, art historian and curator invited Pete Clarke to exhibit new work at Kyotobar, the award winning architectural space designed by Johannes Schilling. This interesting and uncompromising ‘modernist’ concrete gallery produces a fascinating context and contrast to the works on display.
‘Scars from Falls’ is new work derived from a range of social and cultural references including the metaphoric images of the ruins of Rome by Piranesi, images of coastal erosion and drawings of ‘Gordale Scar’, the 150 metre limestone gorge in Malham, Yorkshire. This spectacular feature of the Craven fault is believed by many geologists to be the remains of a huge underground cavern whose roof collapsed around the time of the last ice age. It is also the subject of a famous painting by Turner [circa 1816] Tate Britain.
Pete Clarke is a Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston and the Lead Artist of ‘Eight Days A Week’, the artists’ initiative that explores strategies for creative dialogue between the cities of Liverpool and Köln.
Recent exhibitions by Pete Clarke include: ‘Ex Libris’, a Prize winner at the International Printmaking Biennial, Pancevo, Belgrade, 2008, ‘In exposed Areas’, Kulturbunker, Mülheim, Köln and Atkinson Art Gallery Southport 2006, and ‘Rheinwärts’, the collaboration project’ by Pete Clarke & Georg Gartz, Museum Zündorfer Wehrturm, Köln 2008.
He will also be making ‘Turner’s travels,’ more collaborative work with Georg Gartz in December at ‘Eight Days A Week at the Bluecoat’ which runs from October – December 2008.
The exhibition was sponsored and acknowledges support from Stadt Köln, Kulturamt Köln, The University of Central Lancashire, Preston, ‘Eight Days A Week’, and the Liverpool Culture Company, Liverpool European Capital of Culture.