CHRIS CLARK

acrylic, oil, ink, spray paint

CONCERT RECEPTION EXHIBIT
SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

DECEMBER 16, 2022

The Artist

Chris Clark is a self-taught visual artist, illustrator, and muralist living and working in Jacksonville, FL.  Art, to him, is a form of journalism. Using acrylic, oil, ink, and spray paint, he explores the rich culture and history of the Black community across the diaspora and the social issues affecting them today. For Clark, reflecting the human figure is very powerful, which is why he uses graphic-style portraiture and figurative works to depict Black life in America through his personal lens of a Black man, husband, and father. At the core of his work is the notion that representation matters. As the artist explains, “By telling my story, I want to help the viewer rediscover theirs.”

Clark’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions around the U.S. and abroad, including “21 Piece Salute: A Salute to the Ancestors Who Lost Their Lives in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre” at the black Wall Street Gallery in New York, NY, and “Through Our Eyes: Journey to South Africa” at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has received multiple art awards and grants for his work.

Clark was chosen to participate in the House of Sedulo Artist Residency in London, UK, and the Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency in Champagne-Ardenne, France, in 2022-2023. Most recently he completed his first artist fellowship the DEAR (Digital Evolution Artist Retention) fellowship through the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York, New York.

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EXHIBIT INFORMATION

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE

St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church
465 11th Avenue N.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

RECEPTION HELD IN STORMES HALL
ACROSS FROM THE CONCERT VENUE

CHRIS CLARK

acrylic, oil, ink, spray paint

CONCERT RECEPTION EXHIBIT

 SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

DECEMBER 16, 2022

In addition to its outstanding concerts and educational outreach programs, BFAS also presents an art exhibition from a regional visual artist at each home concert.

Works are showcased at the concert and at the reception following each concert. Concert attendees are able to meet the artists at the reception. The exhibition remains in place for several weeks and works are available for purchase.

VENUE

465 11th Avenue North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

The Artist

Chris Clark is a self-taught visual artist, illustrator, and muralist living and working in Jacksonville, FL.  Art, to him, is a form of journalism. Using acrylic, oil, ink, and spray paint, he explores the rich culture and history of the Black community across the diaspora and the social issues affecting them today. For Clark, reflecting the human figure is very powerful, which is why he uses graphic-style portraiture and figurative works to depict Black life in America through his personal lens of a Black man, husband, and father. At the core of his work is the notion that representation matters. As the artist explains, “By telling my story, I want to help the viewer rediscover theirs.”

Clark’s artwork has been shown in exhibitions around the U.S. and abroad, including “21 Piece Salute: A Salute to the Ancestors Who Lost Their Lives in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre” at the black Wall Street Gallery in New York, NY, and “Through Our Eyes: Journey to South Africa” at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He has received multiple art awards and grants for his work.

Clark was chosen to participate in the House of Sedulo Artist Residency in London, UK, and the Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency in Champagne-Ardenne, France, in 2022-2023. Most recently he completed his first artist fellowship the DEAR (Digital Evolution Artist Retention) fellowship through the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York, New York.