Kate Clark is a NY sculptor that creates artworks that might seem a weird junction… Her sculptures synthesize the human face and the body of wild animals, exploring the overlap that exists across our cultures, and within our histories.
Kate had her first solo exhibit at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York in 2008. Since then she has been included in solo and group museum exhibitions at innumerous museums. She is currently working on a commissioned sculpture for the Nevada Museum of Art.
This contemporary artist explores methods and materials that highlight illusionism of all forms to fool the viewers’ eye. Work exhibited will translate and redefine traditional trompe l’oeil realism.
Initially, these forms can be shocking and repelling as viewers both recognize and reject their presence. Kate sculpts a tamed face, our face, a mirror reflecting safety and cultivation. Emotion is caught in the eyes, in the mouth, in the tilt of the head. The human face combined with animal body projects unease, a response to what we understand to be primitive, unrestrained, and even dangerous. A single life, with its private and unique history, gazes back at us.