DAVID CLARKSON

Born: Ottawa, Canada, 1956

Education: MFA, OCAD University, Toronto, Canada.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010

Marslandschaften, Kunstraumno.10, Monchengladbach, Germany.

2007

Landscape Sculpture, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, New York.

1998

David Clarkson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, New York.

1996

Afterimage, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1992

David Clarkson, White Columns, New York, New York.

1986

A Liar’s Pleasure, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1983

Wild Ideal, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario.

1982

The Promise, P. S. 1, Long Island City, New York.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

Glam North, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto (Scarborough), Toronto, Ontario.

2013

David Clarkson / Michele Gay: Space and Time, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.

2012

Simulators, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Pixel Pusher, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Inaugural Exhibition, 2 Rooms Contemporary Art Projects, Duntara, Newfoundland.

2011

DNArt, Life Science Center, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Experimental Station: Research and Artistic Phenomenon, CA2M, Madrid, Spain; and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijon, Spain.

2010

Volcano, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, England.

2008

Sense of Place, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, Pennsilvania.

Space + Time, Dinter Fine Art, New York, New York.

Selections Spring 2008, The Drawing Center, New York, New York

2007

Carte Blanche II, Fronleichnam Church, Aachen, Germany.

Modeling the Photographic: The End(s) of Photography, McDonough Museum, Youngstown, Ohio.

2006

Ultimate Destination, d.u.m.b.o. art center (dac), Brooklyn, New York.

2005

A More Better Future, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.

2003

American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, New York.

Seeing Red (Part II), Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, New York.

2000

Painting Function; Making It Real, Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio.

1999

Post-Hypnotic, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois; and McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; (2000) Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; South East Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC; (2001) The Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Berkley Museum of Art, University of California, Berkley, CA.

1998

Southern Exposure, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, Florida.

Re: Rauschenberg, Marcel Sitcoske Gallery, San Francisco, California.

1997

Just What Do You Think You’re Doing, Dave?, Williamsburg Art Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Painting In An Expanded Field, Bennington College, Bennington, New York.

1995

David Clarkson, Stephen Shearer, Ian Wallace, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Maux Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, New York.

1994

Faux, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, New York.

Prosperity Returns, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario.

De-Pop, Cummings Arts Center, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

1992

David Clarkson, General Idea, Allan McCollum, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

1988

(C)overt, P. S. 1, Long Island City, New York.

Active Surplus, Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario; 49th Parallel, New York, New York.

1987

Toronto/Buffalo Exchange, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York.

1986

Mapping the Surface, Mendell Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

1985

Territories, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1985

18th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1984

New City of Sculpture, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario.

Seeing Space, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England.

1983

Photographic Sources, S. L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

Chromaliving, Chromazone, Toronto, Ontario.

Alternate Photography, YYZ, Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario.

1982

Monumenta, YYZ, Toronto, Ontario.

1978

Six on the Scene Who Should Be Seen, The Isaacs Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Selected books and exhibition catalogs:

2012

Hamilton, James. “Volcano: Nature and Culture”, Reaktion Books, London, England.

2008

Nasgaard, Roald. “Abstract Painting in Canada”, Douglas & MacIntyre Ltd., Vancouver, Canada.

2004

Fehr, Michael. “Seeing Red: On Nonobjective Painting and Color Theory”, Koln, Germany.

1999

Blinderman, Barry and Moody, Tom. “Post-Hypnotic”, University of Illinois, Normal, Illinois.

1992

Ostrow, Saul and Esch, Deborah. “David Clarkson”, White Columns, New York, New York.

1988

Grenville, Bruce. “ActiveSurplus: Economy of the Art Object”, PowerPlant, Toronto, Canada.

1985

Rhodes, Richard.  “Fratura, Narrative, Propria”, 18th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

Selected magazine and newspaper reviews:

2008

Jenks, Debra. “Drawing the Invisible”, The Villager, March 19, 2008. Vol. 77, No.41.

2005

Litt, Steven. “Artists’ Visions of the Future”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov. 27, 2005, p. J6.

2003

Johnson, Ken. “American Dream”, The New York Times, March 14, 2003.

2000

Artner, Alan G. “Op Art Still Exercising Its Options In 2000”, Chicago Tribune, April 27, 2000, p.2/sec. 2.

Stuhmer, Marcelino. “Post-Hypnotic”, New Art Examiner, July/August, 2000, p.41.

Litt, Steven. “Post-modern Pleasures A Breakthrough Show For Spaces”, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 20,2000, p. 1/E.

Tranberg, Dan. “The Object Itself: Thought Provoking Show Revels In Ideas”, Cleveland Free Times, January 19-25, 2000.

1999

Yood, James. “Post-Hypnotic", Artforum, April, 1999, p.120.

Daniel, Mike. "Intoxicating", The Dallas Morning News, June 11, 1999.

Stein, Jerry. "Post-Hypnotic Show Catches The Eye", The Post, September 7, 1999, p.1/C.

1998

Kino, Carol. “Op ‘til You Drop: Two New Shows Put A Whole New Spin On Op Art ”, Time Out New York, No. 144, June 25-July 2, 1998, p.57.

Johnson, Ken. “Tom Moody and David Clarkson”, The New York Times, April 10, 1998.

Ostrow, Saul. “Alternating States”, BOMB, Spring, 1998.

1996

Arning, Bill. “Just What Do You Think You’re Doing, Dave?” Time Out New York, No. 95, July 17-24, 1997, p.38.

Dalton, Jennifer. “Just What Do You Think You’re Doing, Dave?” Review, No. 19, Summer, 1997, p.20.

1995

Kino, Carol. “Faux”, Artnews, January 1995, p.165.

1994

Levin, Kim. “Faux”, The Village Voice, No. 44, November 1, 1994.

Feinstein, Roni. “Report From Toronto”, Art In America, November 1994, p.39.

1992

Taylor, Kate. “Art About”, The Globe and Mail, April 10, 1992.

1991

Lebredt, Gordon. “David Clarkson”, C Magazine, Winter 1991

1988

Genereux, Linda. “Semantics And Sentiment”, Metropolis, Vol. 1,No.18, Sept 15, 1988.

Craven, David. “Kanuck, Kanuck, Who’s There?”, BOMB, 1988.

1987

Genereux, Linda. “David Clarkson”, Canadian Art, Summer 1987.

Borsa, Joan. “Mapping The Surface At The Mendel Art Gallery”, Vanguard, Feb, 1987.

1986

Lypchuk, Donna. “The Wreckroom”, C Magazine, Summer, 1986.

Corbeil, Carole. “David Clarkson”, The Globe and Mail, April 24, 1986.

1985

Grenville, Bruce. “David Clarkson”, Parachute, No. 39, Summer 1985.

1984

Dault, Gary. “Anxious Objects”, Toronto Life, December, 1984.

Sheehan, Nick. “New City Of Sculpture”, NOW, August 23, 1984.

Grenville, Bruce. “New City Of Sculpture”, C Magazine, Fall, 1984.

Randolph, Jeanne. “David Clarkson”, C Magazine, Winter 1984.

1983

Monk, Philip. “David Clarkson”, Vanguard, December, 1983.

Mays, John Bentley. “David Clarkson At YYZ”, The Globe and Mail, October 6, 1983.

1981

Fleming, Martha. “David Clarkson”, Artforum, February, 1981.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Text and image magazine projects:

2009

“On Himmelskibit Hill”, BOMB Magazine, Spring, 2009. (& online video)

1992

“Vision Machines”, M5V, Winter, 1991/92.

1986

“On The Surface”, C Magazine, Spring, 1986.

1982

“Labyrinth”, Impulse, Winter, 1982.

 

Selected art writing:

2015

“Sarah Charlesworth: An Interview”,  Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld, New Museum, NY.

1998

“When Words Fail: The Psychedelic Solution Of Bruce Pearson”, BOMB, Winter 1998.

1995

“Shirley Kaneda”, interview, BOMB, Spring 1995.

1994

“Philip Taaffe”, Flash Art, vol. 177, Summer 1994.

“Michael Scott”, Flash Art, vol. 177, Summer 1994.

“Extended Relations, Nicolas Rule”, Flash Art, vol. 177, Summer 1994.

“Paul Thek”, Flash Art, vol. 175, March/April 1994.

1993

“Carl Ostendarp”, interview, Flash Art, Vol. 171, Summer 1993.

“Carroll Dunham”, Flash Art, vol. 170, Spring 1993.

“Karin Davie”, Flash Art, vol. 169, Spring 1993.

“Tony Smith”, Flash Art, vol. 169, Spring 1993.

1991

”An Interview With General Idea”, M5V, September, 1991.

1988

“On The Photographic Grid”, Photo Communique, Spring 1988.

“Sarah Charlesworth: An Interview”, Parachute, No. 49, December/February, 1987-88.

 

RESIDENCIES

2011

Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island, Newfoundland.

2004

Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming.

1988

P.S. 1 International Studio Program, Long Island City, New York.