CHRISTINE CLARK Christine Clark’s (Ucross, 2015) work focuses on installations in steel wire, abstract sculpture and mixed materials. Numerous exhibitions of her work include the Bellevue Arts Museum, WA; Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Nine Gallery, Portland, OR; the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Robert Daniel Gallery, Tacoma, WA; and Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR. She recently completed a public art commission at Eastern Oregon University’s Pierce Library in LaGrande, OR, and is working on another for the Waypoint Site on Bainbridge Island, WA. Clark is represented by Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Nine Gallery, Portland, OR. She received an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BFA from the University of Washington. She is currently a professor and head of the Metals Department at Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. www.cclarkstudio.com “Ucross gave me the freedom to explore new materials and a different approach to working. It gave me the permission to play a little more freely than I have in the past. I went on hikes and took in the air. It made me so excited to get back into the studio to work. I was full of ideas. The other residents were incredible — respectful, fun, curious, interesting. All of it made me love what I do, and reminded me that there are people and organizations who truly respect and value artists.” Above: Weight (installation shot 6), 2014, Cast iron, enameled cast iron, chrome cast iron, fabric, steel, rocks. Room size: 10’h x 20’w x 15’d Right: Weight (installation shot 2), 2014, Cast iron, enameled cast iron, chrome cast iron, fabric, steel, rocks. Room size: 10’h x 20’w x 15’d