Seems Like a Million Miles and a Million Paintings, All in the Same Spot.
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. A Worse 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 in 1973, during the turbulent times of the Vietnam War. 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. But there is nowhere else to go but forward. I have survived two lung cancer surgeries, a rarity, in 2010 and another in 2012, so there is something more I must paint or say.
As an artist I have a committment, to speak to the world and of it. But this is becoming increasing difficult as the requirements to the World of art changes.
I have shown in two European exhibits, both at Culture Inside in Luxembourg. I found the curation was much different there than in Western Galleries, where the submission fees rather than the quality of entries rule.
So I have great hopes for Paris, where my insemination as an artist was birthed. A poem gives glory to this memory, not sweetly noted, but true. It it is included in my blog entries.
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. She has exhibited in only one European Gallery and was a winner among a special group where she was introduced to a special curator and artist.
Toronto Being Scene, Barwicki Gallery,2012, Oct. 2014 Toronto Solo Exhibit, Show Gallery, Oct. 2014
Culture Inside Art Rage, Group Exhibit, Luxembourg, 2014
Ottawa, Fashion Runway Show at the Govenor General's Mansion, 2013
Toronto Pop up Gallery , Visual Artist and Filmaker Annette Seip 2013
Nuit Blanch, Propeller Gallery Visual Work and Performance, Toronto 2012
TorontoTransit Authority Group Show in Subway, 2012
Clay Heads, Sculpture Exhibit, Workman Arts, Toronto, 2013
Ellen Kayrod GallerySolo Exhibition, Detroit, 2012-2013
F.A.T. Fashion Design , Art Gallery of Toronto, Showcase Gallery, Toronto 2012
The Waiting Game,Exhibition at Propeller, Toronto, 2012
Hersterics, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, 2011
Calgary Truck Film Show Cans as Coffins , 8mm. 2011
Rendez vous with Madness 2011 Ya" Got Me Now, 1 minute,8mm , Our Empty nest, 1 minute 8mm. Cans as Coffins, 5 min. 2010 and Parkdale Film Festival 2011
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