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Suzanne Kelley Clark: “Path on the Edge”

February 18 – March 27
Reception : March 7 from 6 – 8 p.m..

Path on the Edge
“Path on the Edge,” charcoal on rag paper, 2007

Close examination of the paintings and drawings of Suzanne Kelley Clark reveals her interest in the transitory nature of nature itself. These examinations of both place – a specific environment such as a pond, a grove of trees, a field – and space – the space of the outdoors, intimate spaces, expansive spaces – are reflective of an innate desire, Suzanne’s and our own, to experience the natural world and our connection to it. 

Of her often-transformative works, she writes: One of the unique features of painting landscape is that you the artist are not separate from your subject. You stand within it. You are part of it, seeing, hearing, feeling, and moving with it. The air, the space, the temperature. All of these ineffable qualities influence the work. It is a very rich experience. 

Suzanne Kelley Clark is an instructor of painting at Eastfield College. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York, and a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has shown her work extensively throughout north Texas and beyond and is the recipient of numerous awards including Adjunct Instructor of the Year at Eastfield College in 2007. She lives and works in Dallas, Texas. 

Gallery 219 is located on the main floor of the Fine Arts building (Bldg. F). Park and enter at the Performance Hall on the west side of campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The gallery is closed March 10 – 14, and March 27.  For more information contact David Willburn, Gallery Director, at 972-860-7162 or davidwillburn@dcccd.edu.