“Even when Hulings’ villages, markets and mission bustle with activity, they depict cultures so old that they blur the edges between culture and nature. His paintings are mosaics—and also stained glass—but imagine mosaics cracked by time, with vines and weeds growing up through them, nature entwining culture, portrait entangled with landscape, held suspended in a hybrid form that has become something that is neither tile nor vine, something new, beyond both, that partakes of both.”
—James D. Balestrieri
Read an excerpt of James D. Balestrieri’s upcoming book Clark Hulings: Quantum Realist—it’s featured in American Fine Art Magazine‘s August 2021 issue! Pick up a hard copy at your local source for fine art periodicals, create a free login at AFAM here and enjoy “On Canvas and Tarp” online, or click on the “learn more” link below.
The centenary of Clark Hulings’ birth is November 20, 2022, which makes this terrific timing for the book. As many of you know, Jim Balestrieri is well underway with the project, and it’s an exciting time here for us at the Hulings Estate. This book is a pivotal piece of the Hulings legacy, anchoring the value of the paintings and reaching diverse audiences worldwide: collectors, artists, scholars, students, libraries, and art lovers.