Ed Clark at Tilton Gallery



Ed Clark's exhibition Big Bang at Tilton Gallery is his first solo show in NYC in eight years. Andrew Russeth reviewed the show for the Gallerist
Mr. Clark works with his raw canvases on the floor, and his trademark move is to push swells of paint across them. He’s an ace with white, a tricky-to-animate color; it looks just barely dry. He also speckles on little mounds of paint like it’s wet earth and stains his paintings, with what could be pink lemonade in a gorgeous untitled number from 2009, and splatters atop them, in New Orleans Series #5 (2012), with what appear to be phosphorescent blueberry- and strawberry-vanilla milkshakes ..... This multiplicity of techniques aligns Mr. Clark with some of today’s finest painters, like Laura Owens, who uses a grab bag of (very different) techniques to make works that glow with competing strategies. A few Clarks here don’t quite work—they look a touch too slapdash, a bit kitschy—but the good ones are paragons of immediate, in-the-moment painting.
Ed Clark 
Untitled, 2004
Acrylic on canvas
77 x 51 1/4 inches


Ed Clark 
Untitled, 2005
Acrylic on canvas
53 1/4 x 66 inches
Ed Clark, Installation View

Ed Clark 
Untitled, 2009
Acrylic on canvas
81 x 64 1/2 inches

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