Continuing with his fascination with the grid, Glen Wallis produces new quilt inspired, jewel -like encaustic paintings. Playing with the opaqueness and translucency of wax, Wallis’ paintings are “paintings within paintings”, each square could stand alone as an individual painting, but together they become a unified whole, where careful attention is paid to the tension between these components. This new series will be on display in Canmore, Alberta opening March 19th 2016 in a joint show titled “Parrallel Connections” with his wife encaustic artist, Susan Wallis.
Wallis enjoys experimenting with different materials and processes whenever he gets the chance. Mixed Media holds a natural attraction for him as a result. A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Art History along with a degree in sociology, Glen is committed to increasing his artistic output in the coming year and enjoys spending more time on works that explore the connection between art and mass production fabrication. Inspired by the Russian born, American Sculptor Louise Nevelson’s work of the mid 20th century, in his “COMPOSITION” series Wallis uses discarded objects and cast-off scraps in these recycled sculptural works. Commissioned wall compositions also included specific items provided by clients. Using variations of the cube as the groundwork for his compositions, Wallis creates notable wall-like, collage driven reliefs.
New! Now represented in Canmore, Alberta by Elevation Gallery www.elevationgallery.ca