Image credit: Untitled, mixed media on canvas, 60” x 48”, 2016 (detail)
New paintings by Margaret Glew
February 18 – March 30, 2017
Opening reception: Sunday, February 19, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Yorkminster Park Gallery, now in its tenth anniversary year, is pleased to present an exhibition of new mixed media paintings by Toronto artist Margaret Glew. Glew says of her work: “Progress in art is an illusion. The work does not proceed in a linear fashion. The process is both more tentative and more circular.” This body of work represents, in a very literal and material way, a return to the ideas found in earlier work. To create these paintings, drawings made five years ago were torn up and repurposed. The older work became the impetus for a re-examination of both content and process.
“The process of fracturing and then reconfiguring imagery created a kind of urgency in the work that had not previously been present. The original drawings were organic and playful, but the new paintings hint at a grid- like geometry that is attempting, but failing, to contain the push of organic growth. The mood is darker, only partly illuminated by the thrusting white forms. The work hints at something primordial and dark, but it is a darkness that teems with emerging life.”
About the artist:
Glew has been exhibiting her work in Toronto and environs since 1989. Her work has been widely exhibited in Canada and the United States, and is represented in a number of public and corporate collections. This is her third exhibition at Yorkminster Park Gallery.
Yorkminster Park Gallery
1585 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4T 1Z9
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10-2, Saturday, 12-4
Or by appointment