Charles Clary

Patiflasmic Necrodiddlitis

Patiflasmic Necrodiddlitis

Charles Clary - Patiflasmic Necrodiddlitis - 25” x 29” x 7”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel (front & side view) SOLD

Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #3 BOTH.jpg

Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #3 BOTH.jpg

Charles Clary - Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement No. 3 - 17” x 17” x 7”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel (front & side view)

Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #2 BOTH.jpg

Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement #2 BOTH.jpg

Charles Clary - Patiflasmic Plasmatic Gestation Movement No. 2 - 17” x 17” x 7”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel (front & side view)

Hugg-a-Diddle Workup Movement #7

Hugg-a-Diddle Workup Movement #7

Charles Clary - Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement No. 7 - 12” x 12” x 7”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel (front & side view)

Hugg-a-Diddle Workup Movement #3

Hugg-a-Diddle Workup Movement #3

Charles Clary - Hugg-A-Diddle Workup Movement No. 3 - 12” x 12” x 7”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel (front & side view)

Drag-a-Chem Levels 1-15

Drag-a-Chem Levels 1-15

Charles Clary - Drag-A-Chem Levels 1-15 - 7” x 7” x 2” each, hand cut paper

Dilaudi Diddle Movement #2

Dilaudi Diddle Movement #2

Charles Clary - Dilaudi Diddle Movement No. 2 - 27” x 30” x 3”, hand cut paper and acrylic on panel

Charles Clary received his BFA in painting with honors from Middle Tennessee State University and his MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has had work acquired by fashion designer Pierre Cardin and gallery owner James Cohan, Pinnacle Financial, The Music City Center, and The Cosmopolitan Hotel. As of 2013 Charles had been featured in numerous print and Internet interviews including, WIRED magazine and Bluecanvas Magazine. He has also been featured in publications “Papercraft 2” “PUSH Paper”, “Paper Art”, “Paper Works” and “500 Paper Objects”. Charles has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous solo and group shows, is represented by The Rymer Galery in Nashville, TN, the Diana Lowenstein Gallery in Miami, FL, and currently lives and works in Murfreesboro, TN.

 

Artist Statement

I use paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into my fabricated reality. By layering the paper I am able to build intriguing land formations that support both mechanical and organic life forms. These strange landmasses contaminate the surfaces they inhabit with their viral growths, transforming the space into a suitable living environment. Towers of paper and color jut into the viewer’s space inviting playful interactions between themselves and this conceived world. These worlds escape reality, growing beyond my control. With each new evolution, these worlds continue to grow and morph into strange new embodiments, developing new and limitless manifestations of viral like expanses.

Inspired by microorganisms, anthills, and auditory phenomena, Charles Clary layers hand-cut colored paper to build intriguing land formations and reverberating sound waves that jut into the viewer’s space. The works possess a precise, graceful movement that is made even more alluring by the tart, punchy color palettes Clary selects.

 

Awards

2011    Installation Finalist, Metro Arts Music City Center, Nashville, TN

2010    Emerging Alumnus, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2009    Lacoste Residency, Savannah College of Art and Design, Lacoste, France

2007    New York Workspace Residency, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2006    Artistic Fellowship Award, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2005    Award of Merit, Morristown Art Association Juried Show, Morristown, TN

2004    Award of Merit, Morristown Art Association Juried Show, Morristown, TN

Award of Merit, Morristown Art Association Juried Show, Morristown, TN

2003    Rising Junior Art Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Reba Whittington Memorial Award, Morristown Art Association Juried Show, Morristown, TN

 

Museum Exhibitions

2014   Fold, Paper, Scissors, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Patty Haberman, Mesa, AZ

Cut Paper, Cornell Museum of Art, Melanie Johanson, Delray Beach, FL

Hugg-a-Diddle Serology, Gadsden Museum of Art and History, Gadsden AL

 

Solo Exhibitions

2013

Micro-Diddlitis, University of Mobile Alabama, Mobile AL

Fusion II, (A two person exhibition with Jamey grimes) The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

Flamunglitis, Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

2011

Radimafungle Gestations, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

Codastic Excavations, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Tech University, Clarksville, TN

2010

Double Diddle Escapades, Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

Flamtastic Ejections, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

Radimafungle Mitosis, The Rymer Gallery (project room), Nashville, TN Fermatic Pandemic, Diana Lowenstein Fine Art (project room), Miami, FL

2009    Fantastic Flamtasia, Galerie EVOLUTION-Pierre Cardin, Paris, France

2008    Fantastic Flamtasia, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Alexander Gallery, Savannah, GA

2007    Rudimental Hybrids, May Poetter Gallery, Jeff Tackett curator, Savannah, GA

2004    The Voices in My Head, Liquid Smoke Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

2001    Alumni Exhibition, Catron Gallery, Morristown TN

 

Group Exhibitions

2014  

ART PAPERS Auction, Saskia Benjamin, Atlanta, GA

2013

San Diego Art Fair, Patrajdas Gallery, San Diego CA

Group Show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York City, NY

ART PAPERS Auction, Sylvie Forint, Atlanta, GA

Snapshots, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

A Whiter Shade of Pale, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

SECAC 2013 Members Show, Gatewood Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Fusion (A two person show with Jamey Grimes), Birmingham Library, Birmingham, AL

Group Show, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville TN

Hambridge Art Auction, special installation, Atlanta GA (upcoming April)

Paint the Town, Snell & Wilmer Las Vegas Office, Las Vegas NV (upcoming April)

Naked Prints Show, K12 TEJAS Gallery, Daytona FL

2012

ART PAPERS Auction, Sylvie Fortin, Atlanta, GA

Paper Anniversary, View Arts, (invite only), Old Forge, NY

Paper: On and Off the Wall, Tower Fine Arts Center, College of Brockport, Rochester, NY

Carved Complexities, Gallery Nucleus, (invite only) Alhambra, CA

Small Work, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

In, On, Of Paper, Paper Circle, Eileen Wallace, Juror, Nelsonville, OH

Group Show, The Rymer Gallery, Nashville, TN

Process as Content, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

Paper View, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2011

ART PAPERS Auction, Sylvie Fortin, Atlanta, GA

Converging Visions, Todd Art Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Small Works, Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

G40, presented by Art Whino and Microwave Projects, Washington DC

Combustion, Blend Gallery, Nashville, TN

Gifty Pleasures, The Rymer gallery, Nashville, TN

Bluecanvas X Launch Event, Exchange LA, Las Angeles, CA

2010

Eye Candy, Herb Williams, Rymer gallery, Nashville, TN

ART PAPERS Auction, Sylvie Fortin, Atlanta, GA

Summer Group Show, Alix Sloan curator, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Fight back move forward, Billups Art, Nashville, TN

The Sketchbook Project Library, (Library Collection and traveling exhibition), Art House

Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 303 Grand, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Art library,

Brooklyn, NY, Art and Shelter Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Soulard Art Market, Saint Louis,

MO, Home Gallery, Chicago, IL

2009

Art Papers Auction, Sylvie Fortin, Atlanta, GA

The Sketchbook Project (Traveling Exhibition), Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Museum

of Contemporary Art DC, Washington, DC, Laconia Gallery, Boston. MA, Antena Gallery,

Chicago, IL, Soulard Art Market, St. Louis, MO, 3RD Ward, Brooklyn, NY, Museum of

Design Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL

SCAD-N, Rymer Galer, Tonia Trotter juror, Nashville, TN

Academy 2009, Conner Contemporary, Jamie L. Smith, Ph.D. juror, Washington D.C.

Lacoste Open Studio, Studio 1 Gallery, Lacoste, France

2008

The MFA Experience, Red Gallery, Savannah, GA

MFA Painting Preview, Desotorow, Savannah, GA

National Juried Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences

Charlotta Kotik juror, Loveladies, NJ

2007

New York Work Space Open Studio, New York, NY

Cannibal Flower, Infusion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Mod Podge Collage, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

Interdirectional, Alpha Cult Gallery, Aaron Kraten juror, Long Beach, CA

Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Isms, Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA

2006

Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Dangenart Gallery, Daniel Lai juror, Nashville, TN

The Bomb Project, Normal Street Studio, TX

Metamorphosis, Dangenart Gallery, John Schramlin curator, Nashville TN

2005    Morristown Art Association Juried Exhibition, Kathy Holland juror, Edith Davis Gallery, Morristown, TN

2004

ExitUs, BFA Exhibition, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

Student Show, Rotunda Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

Student Art Alliance Exhibition, Red Rose Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN

Morristown Art Association Juried Exhibition, David Underwood juror, Edith Davis Gallery, Morristown, TN

2003    Morristown Art Association Juried Exhibition, Todd Smith juror, Edith Davis Gallery, Morristown, TN

Publications

2013    500 Paper Objects, Lark Publishing, Ashville NC

2012    Paper Works, Sandu Publishing, China

Paper Art, ArtPower International Publishing

Papier 2012, Art Calendar published by Schleunungdruck

2011    Papercraft 2, Gestalten Publishing, Germany

PUSH: Paper, Lark Books, Ashville, NC

Bluecanvas Volume 10, October Edition

2010    Hi-Fructose.com online feature, Charles Clary – Playful Pustule

Beautifuldecay.com artist feature

WIRED Magazine US Artist Profile, February Edition

WIRED Magazine UK, Artist Profile March Edition

Follymag.com, Cut Paper and Panel: Charles Clary

IdN Publication The New Twenties

Yatzer.com, Internet interview

Designboom.com featured Artist

2009    Le Figaro, Paris, France

Art-and-you.com

The Rabbit, Nashville, TN

Charlotte Business Journal Luxury Living, Charlotte, NC

Design-milk.com interview

2008    Citizen Tribune, Morristown, TN

Juxtapoz Online Art Magazine, Reader Artist of The Week

2007    The District, Savannah, GA

The Chronicle, Savannah, GA

2005    The Pulse, Murfreesboro, TN

2003    Collage Magazine, Murfreesboro, TN

2001    Why Do Flies Eat Doggy Poop, Illustrator for Red Pumpkin Press, Morristown, TN

 

Collections

Music City Convention Center

Pierre Cardin

James Cohan

Moses Luski

Sonia and Isaac Luski

Ondine Angoaola

Art House Sketchbook Library

Savannah College of Art and Design

Fred Gladstone

Arthur Kownehoven

Laurie Farrell

Telfair Museum of Art

Pinnacle Financial

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

AECOM

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