John Lark “They Already Had, and Had What’s Everything”

Van Der Plas Gallery

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[Image: John Lark "Yard" (2016) Oil on Linen 54 x 50 in.]
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Artist John Lark in association with Van der Plas Gallery will be presenting: They Already Had, and Had What’s Everything, his debut solo exhibition. This exhibition comes after Lark’s participation in ALL ART +, at the Van der Plas Gallery. Director, Adriaan Van der Plas says of his work, “There are aspects of this show that are immediately compelling. However, when observed carefully, much of the work can be uncomfortable and agitating. The challenging nature of this show is what makes these paintings so important.” Van der Plas’ statement speaks to the layered nature
of the show.

Lark presents a mix of the familiar; images from his upbringing interspersed with fragmented and at times erotic depictions of the human body. The mélange of flesh and nostalgia creates tension. Flashes of flesh in the heat of desire are repeated until they lose all meaning, referencing the generative nature of art as well as an on-the-nose nod to the acts of sexual reproduction taking place on the canvas.



from November 06, 2017 to November 19, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-11-08 from 18:00 to 20:00


John Lark

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