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Charles Richard Clary

“My work stems from the loss of both my mother and father due to smoking related cancers in February of 2013. Their passing lead to a deep void in my life that led me to reinvestigate the trauma and horrors of childhood,” says Clary. “Through this introspection I realized how many memories I could not recall and the empty abyss therein. Childhood trauma and abuse is an experience many of us relate to in one way or another.”

“My work seeks to investigate these moments not as abhorrent events that are insurmountable, but as regrettable occurrences that changed the trajectory of who I am. By mimicking and encapsulating that trauma within distressed drywall panels, I fill that void with sculptures made from paper which is both fragile and flexible. Through this work, I draw a connection to the human psyche and the resilience we all have inside.”

Memento Viveradiddle Movement #6

Year: 2022

Medium: Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall.

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I

Memento Viveradiddle Movement #8

Year: 2022

Medium: Hand cut paper and wallpaper on distressed drywall.

Exhibition: South Carolina Biennial 2023 Part I