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Gallery: Andrew Glinski, paintings Oct 2-31

August 9th, 2010

Glinski_3wrappedfirs.jpgSaturday October 2, exhibition opening from 4 to 7 pm, Andrew Glinski “Covered”, acrylic paintings and drawings (at Artword Gallery Oct 2-31). Andrew Glinski’s paintings and drawings explore the unsettling world of nature industrialized. Andrew uses AndrewGlinski_showcard_ver01.jpgthe forlorn bagged and shrouded little tokens of landscaping around industrial “parks” as a contemplation on our world today. Andrew Glinski is a Toronto based artist. Although best known for his large colourful abstract paintings he has for the past several years been working with landscape themes. http://www.glinski.com/ 

Andrew Glinski: Artist’s Statement
  
On the edge of town, on the periphery of our urban geography are the landscapes that reflect best our contemporary environment. This is where we can clearly see modern human impact at work.
Glinski_3wrappedbeforefence.jpg   Here ancient woods once inspired a fearful awe in newcomers. Here it was that the land was transformed into farms and grazing pastures with all their picturesque sentiments and idyll splendor. And it is here that now those fields succumb to incarnations of new warehousing estates.
   Framing these industrial developments are landscaped earthen tracts. Planted with trees and shrubs these raised hillocks act to screen and soften the massive steel and concrete structures behind them. Vulnerable to salt spray and wind the trees are often wrapped with protective burlap throughout winter.
   These casual coverings on those man-made treed berms have triggered an interest in me. The shrouds enable the trees to develop added dimensions. Attributes of poetic evocation, flexible personality, and sculptural presence adhere to them. They become unintentional stand-ins for our own emotional interpretations of nature.
   Nature is always being remade and rethought of in our own image. Here at the shifting borders of our lives are our relevant landscapes.

Biography:
Andrew Glinski is a Toronto based artist. Although best known for his large colourful abstract paintings he has for the past several years been working with landscape themes.
   In this current show he delves more deeply into the significance of our contemporary environments and the landscapes that are changing around us. These are paintings taken from contemporary nature, a nature affected by human touch. Cocooned trees, winter and suburban settings assume abstract characteristics. Personality and pictorial relationships form simultaneously in ordinary roadside settings. They are current images of local landscapes. 
   As artists are sometimes inclined to do, he has taken on other work at times and has worked in some industrial parks bordering Toronto. Currently he is involved in a labour contract dispute amidst these landscapes. It is a situation that adds new poignancy to the imagery he is working with.

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