Artist Statement 2014
Barbara Greene Mann
If Art defines a cultural era, it can be said that Ms. Greene Mann sneers at the world. She transforms our planet with a sardonic twist. Ms. Mann says she had great hope, but now evolution seems to be reversing , man is regressing like the apes throwing feces into the air. AWorse Planet for a Worse Population, may clarify or dim the brains of the dumfounded.
She received her Master of Fine Arts from Wayne State University in Detroit during the turbulent times of the late 60”s. Her work increasingly addresses the ongoing issues that pit men against each other Driven by her Muse, she notes amusing how not much has changed except her sharpened wit and washed out humor. Shaking her head she says " I'm too old for this.
I believe the artist has a commitment to speak of the world and to it.
CV 2014, Barbara Greene Mann
Barbara attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan receiving a Master and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts, with a major in Printmaking. She exhibited in Detroit prior to her move to Toronto in 1994.
Ottawa, Fashion Runway Show at the Govenor General's Mansion, 2013
Been Scene. Baracki Gallery , U of Toronto, 2014
Culture Inside Group Exhobot, Luxembourg, 2014
Clay Heads, Sculpture Exhibit, Workman Arts \, Toronto, 2013
Ellen Kayrod GallerySolo Exhibition, Detroit, 2012-2013
Hersterics, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2012
Fashion Design , Art Gallery of Toronto, Showcase Gallery, Toronto 2012
The Waiting Game,Exhibition at Propeller, Toronto, 2012