Curated by Professor Paul Greenhalgh and Francesco Brusatin.

6 January-20 February 2020

TheGallery, AUB

This exhibition is about the role of drawing and the line in the work of Brian Clarke.

TheGallery is proud to present the exhibition Brian Clarke: On Line. Having been a major figure in contemporary art and architecture for over four decades, Brian Clarke is renowned for his large-scale architectural stained glass work often created in collaboration with leading architects such as Norman Foster, Oscar Niemeyer and the late Zaha Hadid.

This exhibition showcases a selection of his stained glass, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture that highlights Clarke’s commitment to drawing that is used as a tool for all his practice from stained glass to paintings.

Throughout his career, Brian Clarke has continually pioneered new directions in stained glass while also extending his practice to painting, sculpture, and ceramics. Practicing in both secular and sacred spaces, Clarke has created stained glass designs and art installations for hundreds of projects worldwide, working with leading figures in both contemporary art and architecture.

The Brian Clarke exhibition takes place in TheGallery, which is a unique space set within the Arts University Bournemouth that helps to inform student learning, inspire creativity, and develop connections within both the student body and our external community.

 “I’ve been waiting all my life for my line to express who I really am inside, deep down, honestly. My line is my line”.
Brian Clarke, 2019

Brian Clarke: collections

His work encompasses a variety of mediums including paintings, stained glass, screenprints, collage, constructions, ceramics, mosaic, furniture, sculpture, tapestry, jewellery, and ironmongery. These works can be found in architectural settings and private and public collections internationally, including the Tate, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Bavarian State Painting Collections at Museum Brandhorst, Munich, the Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and the Corning Museum of Glass, New York.