Ephemeral Echoes

Laura Clark

“Ephemeral Echoes” is a multimedia art exhibit that explores the profound connection between personal grief and the natural phenomenon of phototropism as a metaphor. This exhibit is an intimate and personal journey through the healing process when confronted with loss. With the tactility of materials and text, Clark delves into the intricate dance of life and loss, where the memory and energy of a departed loved one persist like the inclination of plants toward the nurturing light of the sun as in phototropism. This exhibit is inspired by, and largely created, in a local Vancouver graveyard where the artist captures images and sounds of life in the moment and reflects on closeness, connection and what it feels like to be alive.

Photography for Clark is an artistic method to regenerate and revive memory alongside sensations since it has the ability to stop time and preserve the experience. Clark is intending to extract and show the interplay of the absence of presence and the intimacy of our mortal relationship with life and being.

MEDIUM

mixed media

ARTIST BIO

Laura Clark is a Canadian Visual Artist based in Vancouver, BC. Clark explores the remnants left behind and the change and transformation that takes place to shape thought, recollections, and surroundings. Clark’s art reflects upon the vulnerability and fragility of the human landscape and embodies her interest in the preservation of memory – converting the intangible to the tangible.

Clark has extensively exhibited across the Lower Mainland and appears in private collections in British Columbia. In 2019, she was awarded second place in Photography at Surrey Art Gallery and her series, Dissonance, has been featured digitally with Broad Magazine in 2022. Continuing to diversify her practice, Clark recently finished a collaborative film project and is working on site specific installations, as well as clay and resin sculptures for exhibitions.

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