New York Arts Program Under New Director
Emilie Clark is serving as interim director of the New York Arts Program after Earle’s departure. Clark had been teaching at the program for 14 years before she was appointed director. Clark is excited to improve the program after working side by side with Earle.
'I learned a lot from Linda during her time here,' Clark said. 'When Linda left, it gave opportunity for me to put things in place that could enhance the program.'
Clark and the rest of the members of the New York Arts Program have set two initiatives: regain continuity with alums and build relationships with faculty members of the Great Lakes College Association (GLCA), which Ohio Wesleyan and many other North Coast Athletic Conference schools are a part of. These initiatives were set after a growing interest in improving a sense of community. Clark said that students in the program rarely got to interact with all the other students outside of their specific program within the New York Arts Program."
Emilie Clark at the Katonah Museum of Art
Emilie Clark: The Delicacy of Decomposition
July 12, 2015 - September 6, 2015
As part of the larger collaboration exploring the Seven Deadly Sins, this project leverages the idea of Gluttony – a term expressing excessive self-indulgence as well as over-consumption – as a springboard for a special installation by the artist Emilie Clark. This one-person project at the Katonah Museum of Art explores the complex interconnectivity of consumption, waste, decay, and regeneration. Using her family’s preserved food waste – from egg shells to desiccated tangerines to fish heads in a jar, Clark turns our attention to food at its most elemental level. Belied by their waste-based content, Clark’s installations hold a quality of old-world still life paintings. Clark was born and raised in San Francisco and currently works in New York.
The exhibition opens to the public on July 12, with an opening reception and artist talk on July 19 at 1pm.
Emilie Clark in the New York Times
Seven Museums, Each Offering a Deadly Sin
"Farther north, the Katonah Museum will be tackling gluttony with Emilie Clark: The Delicacy of Decomposition, an installation that comments on consumption and decay. It will contain an arrangement of Ms. Clark‘s family’s preserved food waste, delicate watercolors that echo the moldering fare and an interactive “Research Station” equipped with a microscope, drawing pad, and jarred and stuffed specimens."
Emilie Clark at the Nevada Museum of Art
Art Exhibition - Sweet Corruptions
5 October, 2013
October 5, 2013 - March 9, 2014
New York-based artist Emilie Clark creates art installations informed by the history of science and natural history. The latest in series of works focused on the work and lives of Victorian women scientists and naturalists, Sweet Corruptions departs from the work of Ellen H. Richards—a sanitary chemist who studied air, water, and food. . .
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Art Exploring the Worlds of Female Victorian Scientists
3 October, 2013
It wasn’t easy being a female Victorian scientist. Even if you got a place to work beyond your home, it was unlikely you would ever receive an academic position, or any sort of wide recognition for laboratory success. It’s this “in-betweenness” that has fascinated artist Emilie Clark and prompted her to develop a series of exhibitions called Sweet Corruption. It’s also involved her saving her family’s food waste for a year and putting it on display.
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Emilie Clark at the Arsenal Gallery
Art Exhibition - Notched Bodies: Insects In Contemporary Art
12 September, 2013
September 12 - November 12, 2013
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
This exhibition features eleven contemporary artists who offer probing personal interpretations on the importance of insects through a variety of media: Brandon Ballengée, Joianne Bittle, Rebecca Clark, Emilie Clark, Talia Greene, Asuka Hishiki, Julian Montague, Lisa Murch, Julia Oldham, Christy Rupp, and Ben Snead. The show is curated by Jennifer Lantzas, NYC Parks’ Public Art Coordinator.
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Lynden Sculpture Center
Emilie Clark: Sweet Corruptions
2 June, 2013
June 2, 2013 - August 25, 2013
Opening reception: Sunday, June 2, 2013, 3-5 pm
Since 2003 artist Emilie Clark has inserted herself into the works and lives of Victorian women scientists and naturalists including Mary Ward, Mary Treat, Martha Maxwell, and Ellen Henrietta Richards. Treating her studio like a laboratory, Clark literally restages much of the research these women undertook. This investigative activity and her archival research and writing inform a practice that involves painting, drawing, installation and sculpture. . .
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9 October, 2012
Emilie Clark would seem to have bitten off more than she could chew. But she’s not serving herself, she’s serving us lessons about ecology, about composting, about recycling as nature’s entropic state, and, most important here, about turning all this thinking and doing into visual art. It would perhaps have sufficed had Clark simply presented her tables and shelves laden with edible discards rescued from her own kitchen over the course of a year, as she does at the center of this exhibition. But (at least until pressed into performative service) that strategy would only have built, rather weakly, on decades of post-hippie earth art. Instead, Clark has amplified her installation crucially, festooning the walls with small, energy-packed drawings and larger, magnificent paintings whose formal language clearly derives from the tendrilous, decaying things she has been wrestling with. Also delightfully augmenting Clark’s funky laboratory is her documentary text, The Art of Right Living, interjected as audio recitation and limited-edition chapbook. The writing, at least as literary as it is diaristic, accounts for the method to Clark’s gentle madness. But it’s in the most traditional elements of this exhibition, its paintings and drawings, that that madness comes rushing fully to the fore. The drawings seem to be growing their own plant life even as they observe plant life a-growing; they seem to begin as clinical descriptions of smaller botanical forms and then get infected by natural process, burgeoning organically into fantastical vines and entrails. The tumultuous forms and colors that have taken over Clarks’ canvases seem even more unleashed, swelling and proliferating less like plants than like the clouds of a gathering storm. These paintings, gravid with energy and irrepressible drive, manifest a kind of Kantian sublime: they allow us to observe from afar a force of nature that would surely engulf us were we near enough. (Morgan Lehman, 535 West 22nd St., NY; thru Oct. 20. www.morganlehmangallery.com)
– Peter Frank
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Emilie Clark on panel at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Art and Scientific Correspondence: Methods, Metaphors, Missives
7 May, 2010
On Sunday May 16th at 3:30 p.m. Brooklyn Botanic Garden's inaugural artist-in-residence program presents a panel exploring the intersection of contemporary art and the history of natural science.
Sina Najafi as moderator, Editor-in-chief of Cabinet magazine and Editorial Director of Cabinet Books
Alexis Rockman, Artist
Barbara Gates, Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies, University of Delaware
Emilie Clark, Artist
Emilie Clark on PBS
Emilie Clark at Brooklyn Botanic Garden featured on PBS Sunday Arts News
28 April, 2010
Emilie Clark at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Emilie Clark: My Garden Pets Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery March 6- May 31, 2010 Opening Reception: Sunday March 14, 1-3pm
19 April, 2010
Artist Emilie Clark’s exhibition at Brooklyn Botanic Garden was inspired by the 19th-century natural scientist Mary Treat, an expert on carnivorous plants and the relationships between insects and plants. Based on the artist’s research on Treat in BBG's Rare Book Room and her observations in the Garden, this conceptually based installation includes paintings, works on paper, archival letters, and plant samples, as well as a mapping of Treat’s correspondence with such luminaries as Charles Darwin and Asa Gray, who admired and cited her work.
Art and Scientific Correspondence: Methods, Metaphors, Missives: a panel discussion with artists Emilie Clark and Alexis Rockman and professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware Barbara Gates, moderated by Sina Najifi, editor of Cabinet Magazine.
Sunday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. | Free with admission
Emilie Clark is represented by Morgan Lehman Gallery, in New York, where she exhibited Maxwell’s Lair in fall 2009.
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Emilie Clark reviewed in Antennae
"Emilie Clark, Beth Cavener Stichter, Kate Clark: Engaging the Wild" by Fran Bartkowski Autumn 2009
28 January, 2010
The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
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