In July 2017 artist Brian Clarke exhibited his Summer Solstice Screens at HENI Gallery in Soho. The screens were provoked by the artist’s travels around the world and he created each screen to reveal a resonating characteristic of a different place, each is a uniquely contemporary expression of ‘genius loci’ taking the subject matter and medium to an entirely new experience.
Using the stained glass techniques Clarke has honed over the past 40 years, the artist revealed a world of energetic vivacity. Each composition traversed the twelve individual panels that formed every screen and revealed the kinetic nature of the medium. Movement, seen through the transparent membrane, movement of transilluminated colour and light reflected from the animate character of the material itself all contributed to a beguiling and vivid poetic experience.