Summer Solstice Screens

22nd June 2017 to 23rd July 2017

HENI Gallery, 6-10 Lexington Street, London


'Summer Solstice Screens' exhibition press release

"Using the stained glass techniques Clarke has honed over the past 40 years, the artist reveals a world of energetic vivacity. Each composition traverses the twelve individual panels that form every screen and reveal the kinetic nature of the medium. Movement seen through the transparent membrane, of transilluminated colour and light reflected from the animate character of the material itself, all contribute to a beguiling and vivid poetic experience."

After nearly four decades of intense production in painting, sculpture, and stained glass, Clarke is not an easy artist to absorb, let alone to classify. If there were an artist capable of synthesizing space, time, and light, ranging from his intimate “drawings in the air” on black sugar paper to his rigorous in-depth architectonic achievements, he could be none other than Brian Clarke.” – Robert C. Morgan, Between Extremities catalogue, Pace Gallery NY, 2013.