Margaret Glew holds a rare place in contemporary art
Margaret Glew makes paintings of great imaginative and intellectual depth and ambition. In an era when much contemporary abstract painting is content to reiterate and rehearse the conventions of well-travelled modernist tropes, under a cloak of ironic positioning, the work of Glew is like a beacon that illuminates a path to a high seriousness in art for our times. In doing so, her paintings epitomize a recognition of the immense possibilities of abstract painting as a viable and important practice, way beyond postmodernist game playing. For this her work will reveal itself to be of art historical importance.
“I paint out of necessity. It is as essential to me as breathing. Painting is how I think, how I understand myself, how I make sense of the world. My work is intuitive and personal, a metaphor for the emotional landscape of my life.”
June 12 to June 27
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Margaret Glew lives & paints in Toronto. Using a personal language of form and gesture, she makes intuitive, layered abstracts that are metaphors for the emotional landscape we all inhabit. She has been painting for the last 35 years. Glew’s work has been exhibited widely in Canada and the United States. She has been the recipient of several grants, and her work has been the subject of a number of essays. She is represented in several public and corporate collections in her hometown.