Mark Clare’s Strange Sentiment

I Believe In You

 

 

Your Art Here is pleased to make record of I Believe In You, an art billboard by Irish artist Mark Clare, on view December 2014 – April 2015.

Clare’s work explores and questions the social values within our current space and time. This work, part of a series of larger public sculptures, is a non site-specific intervention. It addresses the collective public of Bloomington’s business district, as well as the individual passerby, where it becomes a more intimate gesture, leaving a ringing in the ear; a tinge of uncertainty.

The billboard refers to one of Clare’s earlier sculptures by the same name. In this prior iteration, thirteen silver helium balloons spell out the message, “I BELIEVE IN  YOU,” and are left to float down, deflating slowly over the course of the exhibition. Like Clare’s humor, there seems to be a persistent mockery of the politically correct inducing veil behind which we forget interconnectivity.

Link to Mark Clare’s website.

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