By Benny Andrews
"Edward Clark: Still Sweeps Them off Their Feet",
Encore American & Worldwide News, December 4, 1978.
Clark began experimenting with artistic concepts early in his career. In 1956 as a charter member of the original Tenth Street Brata Group, he did a series of paintings in which painted canvas was intermingled with painted fragments of paper that overlapped and went beyond the rectangular frame of the canvas. This was one of the earliest experiments with shaped canvases, which were to become so important in the work of mainstream artists of the 1960s.