Tanya Clarke “Electric Storm”


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AFA Gallery of SoHo presents a solo exhibition of more than 20 functional sculptures by artist/actor Tanya Clarke entitled Electric Storm. With this new body of work the Artist attempts to present ecological issues of society in a unique manner. Clarke’s light sculptures inform the viewer that water is precious as a resource, and that storms are an innate reminder that nature will ultimately prevail.

The juxtaposition of materials chosen by the Artist - hot, hand-sculpted glass and cold, hard steel, physically cultivate the conflicting themes in society between nature and consumerism. The creation of these pieces began as an on-going series in response to Clark’s longing to take a part of the city with her after she moved to Southern California, near the beach.

This collection debuts the artist’s use of colored glass in her work; the hand-sculpted glass drops now erupt with vibrant hues. This exhibition draws inspiration from the maelstrom of color, light, and power found in nature’s most prolific and tumultuous weather systems. Tranquil shades of blue, brilliant accents of orange and vivid hues of fuchsia burst from industrial spouts and nozzles.

Tanya Clarke is an artist and actor who was raised in Ottawa, Canada. She is the daughter of leading political & environmental activist, Tony Clarke. She currently lives by the beach in Marina del Rey where she collects found objects and creates light sculptures reflecting her present environment and upbringing.

Collectors of her work include The Prince of Monaco, Russell Crowe, Susan Sarandon and Seth Rogen. The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia and Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Massachusetts have acquired pieces to remain in their permanent collections.



from July 02, 2015 to August 30, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-07-02 from 18:00 to 20:00


Tanya Clarke

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