Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Christopher Clamp. These works are stylistically in line with previous work and continue in the vein of realism and object portraiture. This is the artist's third solo exhibition with the gallery.
Christopher Clamp has a singular and poignant vision which derives primarily from his love of family, inquisitiveness, and keen interest in sometimes quirky, sometimes whimsical, but always personal objects which he renders with great skill. The clarity of light and pureness of color that Clamp achieves in his paintings give them a surface that is both beautifully crafted and uniquely his own. Deceptively simple, it does not take long for the viewer to discover, and revel in, the complexity of surface, composition, and layers of nuanced meaning.
A native of Leesville, South Carolina, Christopher Clamp received his BFA with a concentration in painting from Winthrop University in 2001. Earlier this year Clamp was honored with a solo exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in Newcastle, PA and the institution acquired one of his paintings. His work is also included in the permanent collections of the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, GA; the Museum of York County in Rock Hill, SC and Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. He was recently honored by being included in the exhibition 80x80 which took place at the Mint Museum in the summer of 2016, as well as the prestigious biennial Re-Presenting Representation at the Arnot Museum in Elmira, New York. He has also been honored with inclusion in the 2001 South Carolina Triennial at the South Carolina State Museum.