Canfor gallery – October 21st, 2016 to January 8th, 2017
Saskatoon artists Allyson Glenn is a figurative painter who specializes in portraiture and the figure. In Catalyst, her subjects are abstracted and combined with architecture, landscape and interiors. In June 2012 Glenn discovered a substantive oil spill under her house. This exhibition explores the artist’s personal experience of this event, offering insight into the psychological impact of contamination and the deeper meaning of how people relate to the environment. This project may provide testimony for those who live in proximity to oil and gas development and transportation sites. and who might question “what would happen if…”.