Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
Opening: Friday, May 6, 2016 / 6PM-9PM
Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor represents a series of new work by Stephanie Clark that considers the wood pallet as support, frame, and material. While walking past construction sites Clark realized that the forms of the pallets were aesthetically transformative and interrupted the ways in which she navigates and perceives her physical environment.
At once referencing painterly concerns and what it means for an object to shift into one realm from another, Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor makes manifest the transitions that we all make when existing within the constructs of modernity or post-modernity.
What does it mean when we relate to objects that are deemed unnecessary and what does it mean to repurpose and use them once again to build a new field or spatial relationship? How do marks and gestures represent a history, a genealogy and a physical remembrance of time passed and events impacted?
STEPHANIE CLARK (b. 1988, White Sands Desert, NM) is an MFA Visual Arts Candidate at Cornell University. Her work has been featured on the arts and culture blog, Booooooom!, Vancouver, BC, Canada; in Paradigm Magazine, Philadelphia, PA; on the cover of the Chicago Review, Issue 59:1/2, Chicago, IL; in Bat City Review, Issue 11, Austin, TX; and in Studio Visit Magazine, Issue 30, Boston, MA. Clark has exhibited both nationally and internationally. This is her first solo show with station923.