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 a number of public and corporate collections in her hometown.
Cardboard assemblage, recycled cardboard and acrylic paint.
I am interested in the process of transformation. For example, the power of nature to colonize man-made rubble and create a new ecosystem. In the case of this artwork, the way an impermanent substance (recycled cardboard) becomes, through the process of deconstruction/reconstruction, a permanent work of art, which in turn is transformed into a work without materiality.