Close Packed Structures

Clark Richert

November 11 — December 23, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, November 11, 2016 | 6pm - 9pm

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<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Central Core of the Densely Packed II</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0044&body=I am interested in finding out more about Central Core of the Densely Packed II by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Kepler Slant</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>20112016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0042&body=I am interested in finding out more about Kepler Slant by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Wittens Complex</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>2015<br></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Periodic Pyramid</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>2002<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0021&body=I am interested in finding out more about Periodic Pyramid by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Snelsonian Motion V</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>20052016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0043&body=I am interested in finding out more about Snelsonian Motion V by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Central Core Cube</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0041&body=I am interested in finding out more about Central Core Cube by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Rhombic Inversion</em><span class='media'>Acrylic on canvas</span>70 x 70 in  (177.8 x 177.8 cm)<br>1980<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0032&body=I am interested in finding out more about Rhombic Inversion by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Single Slit</em><span class='media'>Inkjet on paper</span>30 x 30 in  (76.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>32.125 x 32.125 in  (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 10<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0045&body=I am interested in finding out more about Single Slit by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>Double Slit</em><span class='media'>Inkjet on paper</span>30 x 30 in  (76.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>32.125 x 32.125 in  (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 10<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0046&body=I am interested in finding out more about Double Slit by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>H-Uuo</em><span class='media'>Inkjet on paper</span>24 x 24 in  (61 x 61 cm)<br>25.25 x 25.25 in  (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 10<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0047&body=I am interested in finding out more about H-Uuo by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>65 Algorithms</em><span class='media'>Inkjet on paper</span>24 x 24 in  (61 x 61 cm)<br>25.25 x 25.25 in  (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)<br>Edition of Edition of 10<br>2016<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0048&body=I am interested in finding out more about 65 Algorithms by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
<p><span class="name">Clark Richert</span><br><em>one slit exp</em><span class='media'>Inkjet on Paper mounted and framed</span>60 x 60 in  (152.4 x 152.4 cm)<br>Edition of Edition 1 of 3 + 2AP<br>2015<br><a class='inquire' href='mailto:info@gildargallery.com?subject=Artwork Inquiry CRIC0049&body=I am interested in finding out more about one slit exp by Clark Richert'>Inquire</a></p>
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Clark Richert
Central Core of the Densely Packed IIAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
2016
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Clark Richert
Kepler SlantAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
20112016
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Clark Richert
Wittens ComplexAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
2015

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Clark Richert
Periodic PyramidAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
2002
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Clark Richert
Snelsonian Motion VAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
20052016
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Clark Richert
Central Core CubeAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
2016
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Clark Richert
Rhombic InversionAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
1980
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Clark Richert
Single SlitInkjet on paper30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
32.125 x 32.125 in (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 10
2016
Inquire

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Clark Richert
Double SlitInkjet on paper30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
32.125 x 32.125 in (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 10
2016
Inquire

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Clark Richert
H-UuoInkjet on paper24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
25.25 x 25.25 in (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 10
2016
Inquire

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Clark Richert
65 AlgorithmsInkjet on paper24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
25.25 x 25.25 in (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)
Edition of Edition of 10
2016
Inquire

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Clark Richert
one slit expInkjet on Paper mounted and framed60 x 60 in (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
Edition of Edition 1 of 3 + 2AP
2015
Inquire

Gildar Gallery is pleased to announce Clark Richert’s solo exhibition Close Packed Structures opening Friday, November 11th and running through December 23, 2016. In this survey of new and historical painting, Richert explores a longstanding interest in visual experimentation using repeating forms. With implications across multiple fields of study, in this collection, the artist's attention turns towards the stacking of structures into dense arrangements of efficiency. 

Close-packed structures, for which the exhibition is named, are most commonly known within geometry as the means of clustering spheres and octahedrons together in the tightest configurations possible. In a vacuum Geometry implies a type of mathematical perfection. However, reality is rarely made-up of such ideal circumstances. Richert’s work engages in the unresolved territory of imperfection and imagination.  While Richert’s paintings may appear as exacting diagrams, each surface bares the evidence of a willfully imperfect hand at work. Drips, smears and strokes emerge within the seemingly hard-edged and vibrant compositions implying that even the most rigorous endeavors bare the evidence of human subjectivity. 

The computational elements within the works, while deeply informed by empirical inquiry, are themselves applied with open-ended curiosity.  In this optically inclined series, Richert often utilizes the method of overlapping layers of pattern as a way of visually presenting questions about the relationships between repetition in various fields  from mathematics and chemistry to physics. These visual hypothesis unbound by the burden of proof, yet wholly open to the process (one of Richert’s earliest painting inquiries of tessellating forms was later discovered to exist mathematically, as well as chemically in the natural world), embrace both discipline and creative license as a means of investigating worlds scene and unseen around us. 

Selected Works

  • Clark Richert
    Central Core of the Densely Packed IIAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    2016
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  • Clark Richert
    Kepler SlantAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    20112016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    Wittens ComplexAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    2015

  • Clark Richert
    Periodic PyramidAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    2002
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  • Clark Richert
    Snelsonian Motion VAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    20052016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    Central Core CubeAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    2016
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  • Clark Richert
    Rhombic InversionAcrylic on canvas70 x 70 in (177.8 x 177.8 cm)
    1980
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    Single SlitInkjet on paper30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
    32.125 x 32.125 in (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 10
    2016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    Double SlitInkjet on paper30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
    32.125 x 32.125 in (81.6 x 81.6 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 10
    2016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    H-UuoInkjet on paper24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
    25.25 x 25.25 in (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 10
    2016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    65 AlgorithmsInkjet on paper24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
    25.25 x 25.25 in (64.1 x 64.1 cm) Framed (framed)
    Edition of Edition of 10
    2016
    Inquire

  • Clark Richert
    one slit expInkjet on Paper mounted and framed60 x 60 in (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
    Edition of Edition 1 of 3 + 2AP
    2015
    Inquire