By Kellie Jones, Art Space Catalogue, 1990.
The artist's travels to parts of the world have, in a sense, kept his work fresh and consistently exciting. Each trip has inspired a change or variation in color, materials, and approach to two-dimensional space. The resulting series of paintings records the memory of experience and translates it into the language of gesture. Hence the grounded red/brown of the Ife Series from the mid-seventies recalls a Nigerian sojourn. Harmonious hues of blue, pink, and beige take on a translucent quality in the Louisiana Series (1978-79), the last to use the ellipse shape which structured Clark's work for a decade.
The Bahia Series completed in Brazil (1988) is characterized by rich, deep, almost fathomless color stacked in horizontal tiers.