Born in 1970 in Alert Bay, British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, Canada where he teaches studio art at Western University. He holds a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and an MFA from the University of Alberta. Recent exhibitions include “the Valley of Love” Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, “The New Garden” at MKG127 in Toronto; “The Window is also a Door” at Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger Norway; “What is a Self?” at Oakville Galleries, Oakville Ontario; and “The Painting Project” at Galerie de l’UQUAM, Montreal, Quebec. Glabush’s work is in many public collections including the Canada Council Art Bank, Bank of Montreal, Toronto Dominion Bank, Scotiabank, Royal Bank, Ivey Collection, McIntosh Gallery, Museum London, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Mendel Art Gallery, The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and The National Gallery of Canada.
This painting is one in a series of experimental works in which the aim is to open up certain intuitive responses. I am thinking about gesture, line, energy and trying to contain these within a framework that alludes to the landscape and its history within Ontario.