24 June – 18 July
Despard Gallery is excited to present An Animistic Dialectic, a solo exhibition by establish contemporary sculptor Glen Clarke.
Clarke has created a new series of intricately constructed mixed-media wall-based artworks that combine folded banknotes and cut-outs of military hardware. Tapestry like arrangements resemble mandalas, echoing the spiritual Buddhist symbol through concentric shapes that signify infinity, harmony and wholeness. Each work contrasts the hostility of war against ancient motifs and modern society.
“In the beginning as something of a by-product, I became fascinated with both Buddhism and Animism. The rituals, ceremonies and symbolism of unearthing meaning from the Spirit World have enabled an ongoing more inclusive way of seeing.” Glen Clarke
VIRTUAL VIEWING ROOM