Art Gym Gallery is excited to present, “A River Flowing Upward“, a solo exhibition of new work from Erin Dvorak Clark in conjunction with the Month of Photography. Join us for an opening reception on Thursday March 2 from 6-9PM. The show will be on view through April 2.
I live in the West, but I am a transplant, as they say here. This is not my state, not my land, and not my trails. In terms of connecting with the land, the water is the aspect about this place that defines me as a human navigating this space with my mind, body, and soul. I drink the water, bathe in the water, and feed my family using the water. In the American West, water is the resource that is the most finite, but also is the resource that is the easiest to take for granted, which, in turn, creates a misunderstanding with the landscape. A River Flowing Upward is a photographic body of work that attempts to restructure the image of water to redefine this resource as a place of intimacy and spiritual connection.
Erin Dvorak Clark was born and raised in rural Iowa and received her undergraduate degree in Photo Media from the University of Kansas. She now resides in Aurora, CO and is working full time as a Manager for a Photo Editing team. Erin is also pursing her MFA in Photography through Savannah College of Art and Design’s SCADnow program. Her main photographic interests include large format photography and creating work that considers themes of place, relationship, and the landscape. Her work has been shown at a national and local level in various group shows throughout the past decade. She looks forward to wrapping up her thesis work in 2023 with a solo exhibition that will take place at Art Gym during the Month of Photography.