Mirage

Painting/Drawing
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Mirage photo
David Ivan Clark
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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, November 22, 2013

There’s a palpable sense of longing in the work of David Ivan Clark, a painter whose solo exhibition “Mirage” opens Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

It’s partly a longing for place, specifically the landscape of Saskatchewan, where Clark grew up, and whose plains, sandhills and forests are evoked in his art. But it also is a longing for something less physical. Clark’s pictures are abstract enough that they also call to mind the worn and weathered surfaces ---- and perhaps, by implication, the virtues ---- of a rural world that is both vanishing and undervalued.