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Artist Clayton Bass


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Biography


Clayton Bass has shown his artworks professionally for over 30 years and is a North Carolina native. He has been affiliated with galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Huntsville and Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Ocean Springs, Mississippi, New York, New York, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. His work is included in private, corporate, university, and museum collections in nine states. In June 2016 the solo exhibition, Spirit Moves, featuring seventeen works, premiered at Studio Central in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In March 2018 the exhibition Nature and Art opened at Santa Fe Community Gallery and continues through May 31. The exhibition's concept of integrating plant and natural materials into fine artworks in all disciplines was suggested by Bass and features his work Emergence, Convergence, and the works of twenty other artists. 
 
Five paintings on paper are in the collection and on display at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. The Energen Corporation in 2010 purchased a major work for its Birmingham headquarters. In 2000 a New York solo exhibition, New Works, was featured at Space 504 Gallery on Broadway. A graduate of East Carolina University with a painting major and drawing minor, he completed the Empire State College (SUNY) Studio Program in New York City and apprenticed with abstract expressionist painter Michael Goldberg. 
 
When relocating to Santa Fe in early 2013, his initial creative efforts focused upon photography and oil pastels. These explorations expanded into the series of mixed media paintings, Harmonic Light, inspired by the vistas, plants and sky of New Mexico. A new mixed media series, Terrains Re-Imagined, incorporates botanical specimens and other found objects from nature, into sculptural landscapes of archetypal symbols. A new black and white photographic series, New Mexico Strata, was produced in 2016. Prior to relocating to New Mexico, he produced the series Being On Earth, Nature’s Gifts, Sanctuary, Dawn and Dusk, and Flint River, inspired by the landscapes of the southeastern U.S., Gulf Coast, and Hudson [...]

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