Art Love: Glen Baldridge at Klaus Gallery
I have a new art crush…
Featuring stylized images of owls, branches, colorfully ambiguous figures and acorns, each work is meticulously hand painted with accumulated multicolor brushstrokes done in “wigwag” patterns. Some of the pictures are calligram forms, generated from phrases like “No Way”, or “Whatever Forever”. In these works, Baldridge continues to blur the boundaries between youth and stoner sub-cultures, traditional painting techniques, and a deadpan sensibility that belies a high level of artistic sophistication.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Glen Baldridge is based outside Portland, Maine. His work has been exhibited at institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, ICPNY in New York, the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, Ohio, and the Spencer Museum in Lawrence, KS. Recent solo shows include at Halsey McKay in Easthampton, William Patterson University in Wayne, NJ, and Fourteen30 Contemporary in Portland, OR. Baldridge has had print works published by Forth Estate Editions, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Dieu Donné, Flying Horse Editions, PS Marlowe, and Du-Good Press. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, The New York Public Library, RISD Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and The Library of Congress, amongst others.
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