Title: Fresco Wall
Medium: Fresco (3 panels)
Size: 84" x 24" x 4" each
Irene Clark paints in fresco, the world's oldest painting medium, with contemporary lightweight, portable support materials and new lime-proof colors. Fresco Wall is a freestanding sculptural work painted in true fresco on both sides. Clark also works in printmaking and bookart. She has always been deeply involved with nature through her work as artist and gardener. The underlying theme of her artwork is dedicated to the reunification of art and science. Clark strives to explore and integrate the disciplines of painting, printmaking, fresco, and book arts; extending the technical boundaries of each medium while deepening her artistic statement.
Her work is known internationally through the paintings and prints she has loaned to the United States Embassies in Egypt, Panama, Qatar, and Ethiopia, and pieces are included in private collections in Europe and Australia. Clark's artwork is also represented in the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey as well as in corporate and private collections in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York.
Recent exhibitions of her work include: Musée du Pays et Val de Charmey, Switzerland, 2002; United States Embassy, Yemen, 2002; United States Embassy, The Marshall Islands, 2002; and Party Animals, DC Commission for the Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC, 2002.
More of her work can be seen at www.IreneClark.net