Charles Clary: layered paper worlds
Charles Clary uses paper to create a world of fiction that challenges the viewer to suspend disbelief and venture into his fabricated reality. By layering paper he is able to build intriguing land formations that mimic viral colonies and concentric sound waves.
Towers of paper and color jut into the viewer’s space inviting playful interactions between the viewer and this conceived world. These constructions question the notion of microbial outbreaks and their similarity to the visual representation of sound waves, transforming them into something more playful and inviting.
His most recent paper installation sculptures deal with the idea that music is an intangible virus, and we, the viewers, are the carriers that spread this “disease” from one space to another.
Charles has exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous solo and group shows, is represented by Diana Lowenstein Gallery in Miami, FL, and Patrajdas Contemporary Gallery in Ogden, Utah. Clary currently lives and works in Conway, South Carolina.
Images courtesy of Charles Clary