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"George Glenn: Redefinition"
May 26 - August 19, 2017

Mann Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan

For decades George has been well regarded as a still life painter and one of the finest art educators in Saskatchewan. Raised in Regina and educated at the University of Manitoba (BFA Hons, 1970) and University of Cincinnati (MFA, 1974) George moved to Prince Albert in 1975, initially on a temporary basis as artist-in-residence. He primarily painted unassuming objects with his perspective on beauty, that he defines as “stillness brought to life.” But following his retirement in 2013, George’s energy and invention in painting have a new charge. Some say that his practice is growing “weirder and weirder.*” This newfound liberty in art is displayed in Redefinition, with his latest works that resist classification of both genre and media. In addition to showing a redefinition of George’s artistic approach, it also illustrates a new chapter in his career that has been shaped by time, media, and place.

Jesse Campbell Director Curator of the Mann Art Gallery

*Andrée Felley-Martinson, in conversation with George Glenn at a studio visit at Christopher Lake, SK, summer 2016