The 2nd Story Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of multi-media painted works by artist David Clark. Using wood, paint, photography, plastic toys, and other materials Clark’s work encodes personal and archetypical symbols to examine the structures of perception.
David Clark is a media artist interested in experimental narrative form and the cinematic use of the internet. He has produced work for the internet, narrative films, and gallery installations. Recent works include large-scale interactive narrative works for the web: ’88 Constellations for Wittgenstein’, an experimental portrait of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, and ‘Sign After the X’, an encyclopedic work about the letter X (made in collaboration with Vancouver writer/artist Marina Roy and composer Graham Meisner). He received a MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also attended the Whitney Program and the Canadian Film Centre. He is also the director of Meanwhile, a non-linear film developed at the Canadian Film Center that won the interactive multimedia fiction award at the Cinema Tous Ecrans in Switzerland. He wrote and directed the feature film Maxwell’s Demon and many short films and videos. He is the Chair of Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax where he developed the film program and is a researcher at the Cineflux Research group that is looking at questions of how cinematic form is changing with new technologies.