Art Green

Art Green:  I SHOULD BE PAINTING
October 14, 2012 – March 6, 2013
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Gallery Stratford is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Stratford-based artist Art Green.  A respected painter whose work has been widely exhibited and collected in North America, the Gallery celebrates Green’s recent achievements with a selection of oil on canvas works and reflects on the artist’s influences dating back to Chicago in the 1960s.  With an expansive body of work marked by a complex layering strategy and a saturated palette, the project allows the viewer to explore the artist’s eclectic use of patterns and the sources of his inspiration drawn from commercial and personal imagery. The exhibition is the 20th anniversary of Green’s last solo exhibition at Gallery Stratford in 1992.

Born in Frankfort, Indiana, Green was profoundly influenced by artists and teachers he met during his studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, later contributing to group exhibitions as part of the collective “the Hairy Who”.  The artist moved to Canada to teach in 1969, first at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and later for three decades at the University of Waterloo, during which he settled in Stratford in 1979.  With a career spanning over four decades, Green’s work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Museum Moderner Kunst in Austria, The National Museum of American Art (Smithsonian Institution), The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Yale University Art Gallery.  Recent solo exhibitions include the CUE Art Foundation in New York (2009), the Stride Gallery in Calgary (2008), and a retrospective at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (2005).  His work has been highlighted in numerous publications. Green is represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery in Chicago and the Gary Snyder Gallery in New York City.

Image: Art Green, "Near Miss", oil on canvas, 2003.