A Kingston native, Bernard Clark has been exhibiting his fine art images for over 25 years. His photographic works often revolve around the theme of icons; whether portraiture or cityscsape, his subjects are elevated to a status evoking veneration.
He bought his first 35mm camera in Grade 10 and within a year was processing and printing his own black & white photographs, ultimately graduating in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence College in 1986, with his major study being photography. He has been heavily influenced by the master portrait photographers Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz.
In 2012 Bernard had a 4 month solo exhibition at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre ‘Tattoo Portraits.’ The exhibition was accompanied by a significant catalogue that is available at the AEAC and the Museum of Modern Art.
Several of his most recent series are available at Studio 22, including “Notorious,” which features famous portraits and mugshots meticulously reconstructed through a pixilated grid of individually photographed scrabble tiles and typewriter keys. Likewise a selection of his ongoing pop art series of vintage signs and cameras.
New works from Bernard Clark’s ongoing Notorious Series Bernard Clark likes working in series. Known for his Tattoo Portrait series, he has also explored numerous other sets of work. At Studio22, we have seen Musician and Artist Portraits, Hotel signs, Pop Art signs and Camera series. His newest effort, Celebrity Mugshots, is part of Clark’s ongoing […]
We like to play our music loud during Art After Dark. It’s loose. It’s fun. Visitors should expect to enjoy groovin’ to the tunes while taking in our Contemporary Canadian Art & Artists. FEATURED ART Haunted Graffiti – Paintings by Lee Stewart SPRING Artist Portfolio Series Barry Blunden • Bernard Clark • Rebecca Cowan • […]
PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTIST BERNARD CLARK FACES OFF AGAINST SCULPTOR RICK LAPOINTE Photo + Steel Bernard Clark Music Portfolio / Rick Lapointe Steel Sculpture April 14 to May 24, 2015 Studio22 Open Gallery In 2013, Bernard Clark introduced a new series of portrait work (after his remarkable “Tatto Portraits”) that focused on Kingston Artists. The subjects […]