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Clare Thornton

Clare Thornton is an artist based at BV Studios Bristol. Drawing on performance, craft & fine art methods to produce objects, mixed media installations, print & events. Her works are often creative responses to archival materials, public/private collections and sites of social/historical interest. The themes contained within her current research and practice coalesce around drapery and the fold encompassing materiality, time, memory, layering and tact. She works with a broad range of materials, including her body, to test out her thinking around staged repetition, tension and transformation.

Selected exhibitions, collaborative projects and bookworks:
Salad Dressing, a cover version of the bookwork ‘Crackers’ (by Ed Ruscha & Mason Williams 1969), exhibited in Ed Ruscha Books & Co, Gagosian Gallery, NY, USA

GROUP GROUP SHOW, commissioned with her group Performance Re-enactment Society to produce an imagined exhibition responding to the Arnolfini Archive  (guest dance artist Laura Dannequin).
‘In Praise of Shadows’, site-specific sculpture commission, Maggs Beneath the Covers, antiquarian booksellers Maggs Bros Ltd..
‘Unfurl: A Work in Two Parts’, solo exhibition and performance installation, University of Bristol Theatre Collection & Red Lodge Museum.
‘Pleats & Folds’, solo exhibition, Galleri SOFT, Oslo, Norway