GATOR TIME: Gulf Variations is an exhibition debuting a new series of photographs by Jonathan L. Clark. Made between 2016 and 2018, these dramatic large-scale color prints reflect Clark’s interest in the interplay between the man-made and natural worlds. In a sequence of more than eighteen photographs, Clark’s painterly images depict a condominium tower reflected in the waters of a secluded bayou on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Over several years, the artist returned to the same spot, documenting the building’s mirrored image as it shifted with the light of day, movement of water, and the occasional curious alligator. Clark states, “The interplay of substance and reflection becomes a dialogue with nature, creating ever-changing metaphors of reality that the camera alone can capture and preserve.” The resulting photographs, diversely abstract and contemplative, plumb the ambiguous qualities of the reflected image.
A limited-edition artist’s book crafted by the photographer entitled Gulf Variations will be available for purchase at the gallery.
JONATHAN L. CLARK is a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose work also encompasses the creation of books using letterpress, gravure, and digital printing techniques.
GATOR TIME: Gulf Variations
Recent Photographs by Jonathan L. Clark
Exhibition Dates: APRIL 21 – JUNE 9, 2018
Opening Reception: April 21, 2018 from 6pm – 8:30pm
Smith Andersen North
20 Greenfield Avenue
San Anselmo, CA