C H A R L E S C L O U G H : T H R E E T Y P E S O F C L U F F F A L O E S

C H A R L E S C L O U G H : T H R E E T Y P E S O F C L U F F FA L O E S I established the Clufffalo Institute in 2012 to manage my archive and coll...
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C H A R L E S C L O U G H : T H R E E T Y P E S O F C L U F F FA L O E S

I established the Clufffalo Institute in 2012 to manage my archive and collection and to promote and administer the Clufffalo Painting Experience for museums, on-site, globally, and for individuals and small groups at the Roycroft in East Aurora, New York. This publication accompanies the exhibition of the same name at ArtHelix, 299 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York, April 29 through May 22, 2016. I am grateful to Peter Hopkins, Gallery Director, Wilson Duggan, Gallery Manager and Jackie Cantwell, Director of Events for this opportunity.

© Charles Clough 2016 www.clufff.com www.arthelix.com

Cover: Clufffalo 100, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x32 inches

I realized artist-hood on January 5, 1971. I understood that I would need to examine my talents and predilections to determine the works that I would make. As a teenager I intended to be an illustrator so I was familiar with artmaking techniques. I attended Pratt Institute 1969-70 and my Two-dimensional Design teacher presented the tools for being an artist: visit exhibitions, visit other artists’ studios, read all relevant literature and make your work. I saw Henry Geldzahler’s The NewYork School 1945-1970, exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and came to understand paint for its own sake rather than as image forming material. Photography had been part of my coursework in high school and I have embraced it since then, sometimes amalgamating it with painting. In high school I began to imagine a group of like-minded artist who would form a community. I was able to realize this in 1974 with Robert Longo and others, in the form of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. At this time I began to invite others to make gestural abstract drawings to examine subjective results from my request “to fill a page” for me to outline. I established my url as “clufff.com” in 1996 . The University at Buffalo organized a 40-year retrospective of my work in 2012. Simultaneously I was offered studio space in downtown Buffalo. And so it was that TheWay to Clufffalo (exhibition title) and the Clufffalo Institute came to be. After beginning my life as an artist in East Aurora, New York, I moved my studio to Buffalo, many locations in New York City, then Westerly, Rhode Island and so it was that I moved it back to both Buffalo and East Aurora. My “big finger” painting tools resulted from a commission by the Brooklyn Museum to make huge paintings for its Grand Lobby. From 1985 through 1999 I painted with them and offered them to the public to paint with in periodic projects throughout the period. I abandoned them in my Rhode Island phase and re-engaged them upon returning to Buffalo and East Aurora. The Three Types of Clufffaloes are Places, Seasons and Numbers. Places are made in conjunction with museums, with public participation for a proscribed length of time and finished by me. Seasons are made exclusively at the Roycroft in East Aurora, New York, by all who wish to participate over the course of each season. At the end of the season I grind and polish the painting to finish it. Numbers are painted by me alone. I hope to be a “conductor of generosity and inspiration”. Books and videos document the participants and their states of the paintings. Amongst my most cherished experiences have been visits with artists in their studios, including, de Kooning, Warhol, Lichtenstein, LeWitt and so many others. I think of it as “encounter education” in which my accumulated experience of many of an artist’s works is capped by an in-person conversation. The opportunity for such, is finite, as all of above are no longer available. Hence, I offer myself to those who seek a conversation about art and creativity through participating in my Place and Season Clufffaloes. 3

Clufffalo: Hamburg, 2014, latex on linen, 72 x 192 inches, Collection: Albright-Knox Art Gallery October 25, 2014, produced by the following participants at Hilbert College, as a project of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery/Erie County Public Art Initiatve, conducted by Charles Clough Kari Achatz Ellen Gotthelf Lily Turri Markenzy Cesar Christina Miller Madeline Nicowski Michelle Johnson Emilee Philips

Candy Ditkowski Jennifer Liber Raines Nora Jackson Jennifer Jackson Caryn Sobieski VanDelinder Cassandra Zimmerman Jodi Zimmerman Kerry Chiodo Mary Angiel Phylis Furminger Charles Houseman Martha Salzman Joy Peterson Katie Johnson Jenna BeallSchwab Jack Edson Anita Metzger Molly Hoppel Adam Hoppel Danielle Richter John Richter

Gabrielle Richter Robin Ferris Stella Bialy Terra Bialy Donna Silveri Amy Greenan Tod Sullivan Toni Sullivan Angela Aures Elisabeth Aures Dakota Reynolds Tucker Reynolds Cordell Reynolds Mette Hata Sawyer Sullivan Ivy Taylor Carol Heatley Jennifer Braun Amy Utzig Rob Utzig Elaine Hardman Maxi Munoz Luisa Munoz Abel Plazola

John Fatta Steven Martinez Jennifer Heckman Molly Platt Jacob Racsumberger Cali Racsumberger Carrie Racsumberger Juliet Szczerbacki Elaine Turner Margaret Gerhart Tess Downing Mia Downing Emily Downing Thomas Carloni Evan Carloni Amy Carloni Dayna Smith Nina Wojciechowska Layanna Sciandra Leanna Harp Susan Udin 4

David Udin Barbara Barrett Lisa Bauer Darhla Teluk Jillian Berowsky Brandy Noody Alyssa Goot Michele Manuel Diane Manuel Erin Weller Kaitlin Organisciak Christina Harrington Diane M. Noody Nancy Oakes Debbi Zamrock Carole Laperriere Alissa Evans Sylvia Kleindinst Natalie Evans Madison Evans Gwenyth Evans MaryJo Orzech Stacey Lechevet

Douglas Lamb Emily Gangemi Angelo F. Gangemi Alphia C. Gangemi Bonnie Peters Meghan Marong Nessa Morreale Louis Morreale Maria Morreale Dave Morreale Sarah Cook Amelia Cook Judie Miller Alison Szymanski Traci Schupp Alayna Schupp Ella Schupp Emily Morrison Susan Morrison Marty Kramer Courtney Whiteside Scott Anton Summer

Galarneau Maggie Parks Sharon Gleason Brianne Williams Cade Williams Gabi Williams Betty Kramer Gretchen Kamke Jacob Graber Jenna Watkins Olivia Mann Henry Warner Charlie Warner Bob Thistlethwaite Janis Stanek Adrienne Sherman Ani Hoover Ross Schaner Tom Schaner

Clufffalo: Autumn, 2015, latex on expanded pvc, 32 x 44 inches Created at The Clufffalo Painting Workshop at The Roycroft in East Aurora, New York by: Dorothy Clough Amanda Larkowski

Dick Byrnes Alan Nowicki Bonnie Valentine Kathie Aspaas Amalia Shaltiel Amy Johnson Nicollette Winiewicz Amizetta Haj Kate Pendleton Iris Kirkwood Jan Walker

Melody Long Nicholas Maranto Clayton Maranto Kiara Maranto Michelangelo Maranto Elliott Maranto Curt Maranto Barbara Helm Jason Gonser Robert Goller

Linda Ulrich Hagner Ivah Hagner TC and Amina Hagner Yvonne Stoklosa Rebecca Wing John Massier Kyle Butler Sharon Bartell Robert Rust Bob Young 5

Jane Robbins Phoebe Nicely Caitlin Crowell Emmett Kelly Crowell Geoff Kelly Kira Yerofeev Amy Yerofeev Kedra Masters Karli Masters Mark Masters David Schultz

Laurie Choroszylow Kathleen Kelleher Clare Root Michelle Muia Jack Edson Santina Kumiega Kit Howard Susan Bradley Marie Gniazdowski Mia Cesar

Monet Cesar Yvette Cesar Markenzy Cesar Tina Dillman Pam Glick and finished by Charles Clough

Clufffalo:Winter 2016, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 32 x 44 inches Created at The Clufffalo Painting Workshop at The Roycroft in East Aurora, New York

by: Isaac Dickerson Jacob Dickerson Matthew Dickerson Patrick Willett

Jil and Corinne Favata Kathy Frost Nancy F. Oakes Janet Povincelli Maev Rogers Thomas Povinelli

Isaac Hillman Kamaron Hillman Susan M. Hillman Anna Hezel Kevin Nguyen Yvonne Stoklosa Rebecca Davis

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Nick Clough Edith Berta Frances Berta Josh Berta Sarah Hezel Suzanne Giblin Bridget Giblin

Brian Hahl Isabel Hahl Mia Giblin Shantidevi Calanni Martha Hahl Charlotte Parsons Samantha Parsons

Kristen Parsons Bill Parsons and finished by Charles Clough

Clufffalo 001, 2014, latex on plywood, 48 x 60 inches 7

Clufffalo 003, 2014, latex on plywood, 48 x 60 inches 8

Clufffalo 005, 2014, latex on plywood, 48 x 60 inches 9

Clufffalo 047, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 10

Clufffalo 049, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 11

Clufffalo 051, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 12

Clufffalo 054, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 13

Clufffalo 055, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 20 x 16 inches 14

Clufffalo 056, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 20 x 16 inches 15

Clufffalo 061, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 16 x 20 inches 16

Clufffalo 062, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 16 x 20 inches 17

Clufffalo 067, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 16 x 20 inches 18

Clufffalo 068, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 16 x 20 inches 19

Clufffalo 074, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 20

Clufffalo 079, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 16 x 20 inches 21

Clufffalo 085, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 22

Clufffalo 086, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 23

Clufffalo 088, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 24 x 32 inches 24

Clufffalo 099, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 60 x 40 inches 25

Clufffalo 101, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 32 x 24 inches 26

Clufffalo 103, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 60 x 40 inches 27

Clufffalo 104, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 60 x 40 inches 28

Clufffalo 106, 2016, latex on expanded pvc, 60 x 40 inches 29

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