ULIA ROSA CLARK
I see my art process as a protective thinking device, a way of coping with too much information or an overload of emotion. This particular body of work, A Million Trillion Gazillion, contemplates the ephemeral nature of knowledge systems. Like most people, my introduction to information systems took place during my childhood schooling. Ideas about the world were formed in the classroom and fed by the idealized and seductive world of illustrated books. My art humorously contemplates the anti-climaxes experienced as I adapt this idealized worldview to the insecurities of adulthood and the failures of our contemporary world. The work is the result of a process of obsessive collecting, shredding, sorting and affixing.
I use cheap, dispensable materials that allow me to build a work in many permutations, shifting the various elements a number of times. The final form of is often diagrammatic and is influenced by educational display techniques, such as charts and pin boards.
Julia Rosa Clark, 2005
7 July - 7 August 2020
4 - 25 April 2020