North House Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition of new sculpture by Jonathan Clarke: Making Time.
Jonathan Clarke (born 1961, Bury St Edmunds) was apprenticed in the studio of his father, the Royal Academician Geoffrey Clarke, from the age of 16 and started exhibiting in 1981.
He works primarily in sand cast aluminium, making the initial model out of polystyrene, a process developed by his father in the 1950s. Because of the destruction of the original model in the casting process, the resulting casts are unique.
He has exhibited extensively in the UK with regular shows at Chappel Galleries in Essex, Strand Gallery in Suffolk, Open Eye in Edinburgh, Belgrave Gallery in St Ives, Pallant House, Chichester and Bruton Street Gallery, London. Recent exhibitions include Galleria Ca'Rezzonica, Venice, National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, various venues in Denmark and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He has also shown at the New Art Centre Sculpture Park and at the Palazzo Ducale in Gubbio, Perugia.
Major pieces have been commissioned for Ely Cathedral, Norwich Castle Museum, Chichester Cathedral and Southwell Minster, among others.
Most of his public works have been monumental in size and this exhibition does include some large pieces but the focus is on smaller work more suited to the domestic scale of North House Gallery: works like Making Time that is made of painted cast aluminium in three pieces which can be arranged and rearranged at will.
There are wall pieces, also in cast aluminium (some painted white) and again of a suitably domestic scale; a few much larger floor pieces; and 'table pieces' for inside or outside with elegant legs supporting minimal flat landscapes, inspired by coastal fortifications, some cast in aluminium and some on steel legs cast in iron designed to gently rust (although thick enough not to rust away!)
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These images are a selection of the works available at the Gallery Please contact the gallery for further information