MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
B. 1965 USA
"Materials that I find in garage sales, estate sales and antique stores serve as the raw materials for much of my work. I feel like these bits and pieces have been stuck in the dark in these places, and I get to uncover them like an archaeologist combining them with others to give them new life and unforeseen purpose."
Glen works mainly in collage utilizing mostly older materials collected over time. The eclectic nature of old books, brochures, images and documents that reveal the passage of time help to inform Glen’s work. These bits and pieces that have been stuck in the dark, aging on shelves and collecting dust, are uncovered and combined, giving them new life. With them he creates works that travel through decades past, present and future.
This handmade, layered version of time travel serves as a central theme in his work. Glen also inherited a box of old ledgers and documents from his late aunt’s insurance agency, and these have found their way into many of his pieces. Garage and estate sales also aid in providing him with the raw material for his work.
Glen believes art should be something that is beautiful in its own way and interesting on the surface, while inviting the viewer deeper into each piece, challenging them to discern meaning for themselves. Much of his work displays a subconscious reckoning with his past, often revisiting childhood. This work crosses the boundary between past, present and future, acting as that artistic time travel mechanism, taking viewers on a expedition of discovery.
GLEN GAUTHIER CV
• Solo Exhibition, Gallery 440, Fort Worth, TX July 2021
• Craighead Green Gallery New Texas Talent XXVIII July 2021
Cedars Open Studio Tour, Dallas, 2016-2020
Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair NYC, June 2017
Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair NYC, Nov. 2017
Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair Dallas, Sept. 2019
One Art Space (NYC), Artifacts Group Show, 2017, 2018
Zaha Hadid Condo Gallery Group Show (NYC), Dec. 2017
100 Pieces Charity Art Auction, Los Angeles, 2017, 2019
• Art House Dallas Visual Showcase, May 2018
• 5th Annual Artspace111 Juried Exhibition, Ft. Worth, TX, 2018
• RO2Art Chaos!!! Group Show, Dallas, TX, September 2018
• University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Art Show, August-September 2018
• Urban Artist Market, Addison, TX October 2018
• Envision Arts Fervor Juried Art Exhibition, Dallas, TX December 2018
• Mockingbird Dallas Art & Performance Showcase, Dallas, TX March 2020
• Envision Arts Abstraction III: A Contemporary Collection Online Exhibition, May 1-May 31, 2020 https://www.envisionartshow.com/abstraction-III
Fathom Magazine Online Article https://www.fathommag.com/stories/allow-yourself-to-be-vulnerable
Voyage Dallas Interview http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-glen-gauthier-street-fair-studios-east-dallas-cedars/
Cedars Open Studios Tour Video https://www.dallasobserver.com/video/cedars-open-studios-shows-off-yvA3kVeJ
My One Beautiful Thing Article https://myonebeautifulthing.com/2017/11/21/glen-gauthier/
1340 Art Magazine, The Netherlands, Q4 2018
Salann Magazine Vol. 1, Vol. 3 Cover Artist (forthcoming)
Dallas Style & Design Magazine, Spring 2019
Art Folio 2020, 2021 and 2022 fine art coffee table book