The paintings of world-renowned artist, Marcus Glenn are presented in the exhibit, “I Paint My Stories” opening at the C. William Gilchrist Museum on July 13 and running through August 12.
Glenn is noted for the highly expressive figures twisting and stretching throughout his canvasses, animating the paintings with the exuberance of jazz. Glenn paints in acrylic and adds collage elements creating a contemporary Bas Relief within the paintings that he calls “Flat Life”.
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1968, Glenn is the youngest of four children. His mother and his father’s love of music are represented in the dynamic women and musical elements visible in his work. His artistic career began at age 5 when a kindergarten teacher displayed his work and he later continued his studies at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Since his first professional exhibit at the age of 20, Glenn’s work has been in great demand, including high-profile commissions from the Chrysler Corporation, restaurateur Patrick Coleman and as a featured artist for Super Bowl XL.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 14, from 5-7PM.
The artist will be on hand and refreshments will be served. As part of the ongoing “Artist Talk-Thru” series, Marcus Glenn will discuss his work, inspirations and his choice of using painting to create stories rather than written narrative on Sunday, July 15 at 2PM at the Museum.
The Gilchrist is located at 104 Washington Street in Cumberland. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 1-4PM (April-December). For more information please call 301-724-5800 or visit www.facebook.com/gilchristgallery.