The exhibition, Paintings, Drawings, and Collages by artist Glen Cebulash, took place in October. He told opening reception attendees that he goes through a process of creation, assessment, and re-creation that results in works with several layers of media underneath the final version that he thinks of as mistakes.
“Although my training was academic and traditional, and my work for many years was concerned with issues of observation and perception,” Cebulash said, “I have gravitated over the last decade toward a more formal and abstract language of painting. I am interested in a painting that can be nothing but a painting – that cannot be imagined as anything other than a painting; that refers only to itself, or other painting, and whose space is consistent with these fundamental characteristics.”
“Cebulash’s paintings, drawings and collages touch on the fundamental nature of painting itself, as he works with shape, color, tone and abstraction to create his images,” said Curator Lee Fearnside. “They don’t reference the physical world but the world of art.”
Cebulash is Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Wright State University. He earned his MFA from American University, and has exhibited his work in galleries around the Midwest since 1991.