Untitled photograph by Diana Carulli

Sales will benefit Garrison Art Center

By Carinda Swann

Artist Peter Clark, who lived and worked in New York’s Hudson Valley, died in 2003. Clark was deeply engaged with the intellectual and emotional processes of creating art, in various media, and was a strong influence on a number of artists and institutions in the region. His work is in numerous private collections and was seen in a retrospective at Collaborative Concepts in Beacon, in 2004 and in an exhibition at Garrison Art Center in 2005. He left a body of artwork that reflected his preoccupations with simple materials and techniques that is both subtle and eloquent.

For a catalogue of his retrospective at Collaborative Concepts, Edith Ehrlich wrote: “Peter felt an affinity for natural objects: sticks and stones, shells, feathers, wood as well as manufactured things mainly metallic…Peter was able to present many diverse or similar objects and shapes in an orderly, though unstatic way…The order of the grid controlled yet featured the individuality of frequently unrelated objects.”

30-Triangles (Collaborative Concepts in Beacon)

On Saturday, Nov. 12, there is an opportunity for friends and collectors to obtain artwork at reasonable prices, through an auction sale, with the goal of placing the balance of Peter’s work in good homes where it will be seen and enjoyed. In that spirit, Neil Vaughn of Hudson Valley Auctioneers, in Beacon, has generously contributed his gallery and talents to make this sale possible. Approximately 100 pieces ranging from small drawings to sculptures will be available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Garrison Art Center, where Peter was involved for many years. The preview will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and the auction from 5 to 7 p.m.

The sale is open to the public and inquiries and absentee bids are welcome. Hudson Valley Auctioneers is located at 423 Main St., in Beacon and may be reached at 914-489-2399 or [email protected]. Visit the Peter Clark website to view his work.

Swann is the executive director of the Garrison Art Center

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