Just because most museums in America are still asleep at the wheel, it doesn’t mean all is lost.
The work of Clark should remind us of all the interesting things going on in painting in the 1970s, even if few people were looking.
It is not every day that you can go to Chelsea and see more than 100 paintings by 46 artists within the space of a few blocks.
Ed Clark’s approach is simple and straightforward, and he has not altered it much over the years. I don’t think he needs to.
David Hammons’ thoughtful curation of the exhibition, ‘Ed Clark: Big Bang’, currently at the Tilton Gallery helps establish a much needed context for an important artist of the New York School, who, now in his late 80s, continues to make boldly exuberant paintings.