July 2nd - August 30th, 2015
NEW YORK, NY | AFA Gallery of SoHo is pleased to present a solo exhibition of more than 20 functional sculptures by artist/actor Tanya Clarke entitled Electric Storm. With this new body of work the Artist attempts to present ecological issues of society in a unique manner. Clarke’s light sculptures inform the viewer that water is precious as a resource, and that storms are an innate reminder that nature will ultimately prevail.
The Artist will be in attendance for an opening reception on Thursday, July 9th from 6PM to 8PM. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested. The exhibition will be on view from July 2nd in its entirety through July 23rd, and thereafter, available works will remain in the showroom through August. The Gallery is located at 54 Greene Street, on the corner of Broome. For more information contact the gallery or call 212-226-7374.
The juxtaposition of materials chosen by the Artist – hot, hand-sculpted glass and cold, hard steel, physically cultivate the conflicting themes in society between nature and consumerism. The creation of these pieces began as an on-going series in response to Clark’s longing to take a part of the city with her after she moved to Southern California, near the beach.
This collection debuts the artist’s use of colored glass in her work; the hand-sculpted glass drops now erupt with vibrant hues. This exhibition draws inspiration from the maelstrom of color, light, and power found in nature’s most prolific and tumultuous weather systems. Tranquil shades of blue, brilliant accents of orange and vivid hues of fuchsia burst from industrial spouts and nozzles.