Working OverTime | Works on Paper by Clarence Morgan & David Rich

Saturday, March 23rd, 5-8pm

Artists Talk:
Sunday, March 24th, 2pm

Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon
Space is limited, reservations are required

Working overtime. Working over time. They sound the same, but connote different temporal states. Both apply to painters Clarence Morgan and David Rich, each in their sixth decade, for whom time has become compressed, with a degree of urgency about its limitations and passage. Yet both are known to, without reluctance or hesitation, revisit work done years ago, to pick up their tools and search within both dimensions of painting and of time, of then and of now. These small works on paper are multi-layered and concentrated. The resultant configurations become meditation devices, offering first the immediate read, and then the slow reveal that rewards durational looking and the process of seeing.

Clarence and David have worked extensively in both the studio and the classroom. Their devotion to painting and teaching brought them together as co-founders of “Necessary Differences,” a dialogue group formed in Minneapolis in 1993, along with other local painters of various persuasions to explore issues in contemporary painting. This exhibit continues the ongoing conversation between Clarence and David- picking up on trains of thought that have been informed, clarified and strengthened over time.

David Rich recently relocated to Beacon from NYC and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Clarence Morgan lives and works in Minneapolis and will be visiting Beacon for the artists’ reception on Saturday, March 23 and an artist talk on Sunday, March 24 in the Reading Room. There will be a gathering in David’s studio upstairs after the talk until 5 pm. The talk is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Please RSVP to by March 21.

A catalog of the exhibit is available for purchase