Paul Glabicki – Land and Scene
September 05 - October 12, 2019
TOPOGRAPHY drawing series (2016-2018) Layering of imagery and information has been a recurring compositional strategy in all of Paul Glabicki’s drawing series, as well as in his earlier animated film and video works. In TOPOGRAPHY, focus is on notions of surface and construction of spatial configurations. This is conveyed by use of materials on the surface of the paper – both tangible (thick foreground brushstrokes of acrylic paint) and more elusive (brushstrokes drawn with pencil, mixed perspective of mountains and landscape).
10 SCENES drawing series (2018-2019) The 10 SCENES series compose complex collages of word and image that suggest fragments of narratives in the process of forming. Each piece suggests themes such as travel, calamity, romance, mystery, or conflict through specific props, words, color, or detail. 10 SCENES explores components of narrative as fractured data and specific signifiers existing in an abstract space – a space (much like a book or painting) formed in the mind of a reader or viewer in response to information provided by the writer/visual artist.