“Torn & Painted Collages”: Margaret Glew at Gallery 6 PDX

untitled by Margaret Glew (19"x25"; 2013)

4-27 October 2013

Margaret Glew: “Torn & Painted Collages”

When an artist creates work outside of their usual scale, medium or materials, the possibilities abound for new insights and expansion. In her first show in Portland at Gallery 6 PDX, Toronto artist Margaret Glew reaches outside of her comfort zone of large, swirling, colour-loaded canvases to dive into the challenges of smaller works on paper–painted boldly and hand torn.

Glew says, “Different materials equals different process: somehow that process (tearing paper, moving it around, etc.) causes me to see relationships, colours, shapes, in a new way. The perception of what is possible changes. The process feels different too; it’s interesting how much the materials alter my perceptions.”

(adapted from the gallery’s press materials)


Gallery 6 PDX
131 NE 6th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97232 USA
(503) 206-7280

Friday-Sunday, Noon-5PM or by appointment (call (503) 297-4262)
Artist reception during First Friday, 5-8PM


by Margaret Glew
Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 6 PDX, Portland, Oregon