Saturday, March 2, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Brewery Lane Thrupp, Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 2BN
South West England

INDEX is proud to present Reductions, a movement in five exquisitely crafted, evocative paintings by Colin Glen. With this new exhibition Glen embarks on a journey of scale, process and technique that explores representation and altered perception. Glen’s work is rooted not only in the act of drawing and the period of extended contemplation and examination this entails, but also, crucially, in the photographic reproduction of the same drawn image. Reductions sees Glen return a former painting, Confusion To Clarity (2012), itself a fragment of a previous work, from its current monochrome, enlarged scale of 10’ x 8’ to its original size and colour of 2” x 1.5”. It is as if the original subject, having been subject to scrutiny, erasure and translation, is returned to its natural place in the world, restored but with its being unutterably altered. Born in Edinburgh in 1968, Glen studied art at Goldsmiths (BA) and Birkbeck College (MA), and is currently studying for an MLitt at the University of Bristol. He lives and works in Gloucestershire and is a regular contributor to Art Monthly.