Brian Clarke -Spitfires and Primroses, Pace London, 6–10 Lexington Street, London, W1, until 21st March 2015
It would be remiss of me, having mentioned Brian Clarke for his curatorship of the exhibition A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense, at Pace London’s other gallery at 6 Burlington Gardens (see my blog), not to mention this co current show of his new work.
Many of you will know of Clarke’s interest and exciting works in stained glass which arose from seeing the great Northern medieval cathedrals as a child. His exploration of stained glass has led him to new paths depicting non-religious subjects as can be seen in the specially created window in this exhibition and also led him into the realms of sculpture, mosaics and paintings.
It is easy to see why he has such an international reputation and worked with such figures as I.M Pei, Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid.