June Clark
  biography  

wine and tea series

Wine and Tea Series

Paris Pages

As Artist-in-Residence at OCAD, (Ontario College of Art and Design), the work June Clark is doing and which she hopes to complete in the next few months, began in Paris. She has always been interested in the vagaries of the images that are produced from photo booths, and this led her to begin a diary recording of her thoughts during her year in Paris. She began going to photo booths in the city and once a week made a portrait of herself attaching these images to the diary page for that day.

The variety in the quality of the images and the fragments of writing create a mysterious story of their own – not a running history but a quick and unexpected “snap” of a part of the events of the day. The text fragments with the photographs become new, distinct images.

Public Words

Public Words

Whispering City

Whispering City

Public Words

Text has always fascinated June. Public Words is a series of graffiti she has collected from several cities. Graffiti can be wise, sad, funny or angry but the aspect that fascinates her and guides her selection is the intensity of the writer's desire to anonymously tell others what they thought, loved or hated. They are 'ransom-like' notes that insist on holding the viewer to the will of the writer.

Harlem Quilt

Harlem Quilt


Bling


Bling


Olympic Symbol

In keeping with Clark's long love affair with rust as a material to work with, one of her latest pieces deals with the Olympic Symbol. Much like her piece, Dirge (2004), it is a re-creation of a symbol which she believes has become sad, tired, mis-used and abused.

 

Bling

Dirge (2004)