London, Pangolin Gallery, Geoffrey Clarke R.A., A Decade of Change, 13 September – 26 October 2013;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Ingram Collection: Where’s God Now?, 18 July – 27 September 2015;
Woking, The Lightbox, The Road to Abstraction, 21 May – 24 July 2016
Geoffrey Clarke developed his own language of signs and symbols to convey his ideas. The artist explained that they show, “a love of mystery and things like that. Signs are very adaptable, and also quite useful for balancing a picture, or if you want it to mean what it says. Of course I’ve used a fair number of religious symbols in my work, too.” Clarke’s importance as a twentieth century British sculptor is widely acknowledged – in 1965 he had a retrospective at the Redfern Gallery, London and his work was included in ‘British Sculpture in the 1960s’ exhibition at the Tate Gallery. He was also selected for ‘British Sculptors ’72’, at the Royal Academy of Arts and for ‘British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century’, at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1981.