Portfolio by Dawn Clements

BOMB 147 Spring 2019
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2 Tables in My Kitchen, 2014, ballpoint pen and ink on paper, 92 × 53 inches. Images courtesy of the artist and Pierogi Gallery. 

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Jessica Bourne’s Bedroom (“East Side, West Side,” 1949), 2012, sumi ink on paper, 62 × 289 inches. Photos by Paul Latislaw. 

Dawn Clements (1958–2018) was an artist based in Brooklyn. Her paintings and drawings captured her immediate surroundings as well as architectural interiors from films. She created fragmented narratives and panoramic tableaus by gluing together multiple paper panels. In the artist’s words: “I explore intersections where the objective and subjective, truth and fiction, rational and emotive meet. In some works, I paint/draw a continuous space that passes from inside the studio and out into the landscape. Playing with processes involving interruption, cuts, skips, and extensions, I work to see how static images might express time passage through gradual and abrupt shifts in perspective, light, palette, mark, and gesture.” (2017)

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BOMB 147, Spring 2019

Featuring interviews with Young Joon Kwak, Kazuo Hara, Bill Jenkins, Ligia Lewis, William Basinski, Titus Kaphar, José Roberto Cea, and Barry Lopez.

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