Glenna Putt: Autobiography
September 23 - October 30, 2004
Reception Thursday, September 23, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
exhibition artwork

In the paintings of Glenna Putt, the visual world around us is transformed into another reality through her scrutiny of it, wedded with her artistic ability and wit. In this latest body of work, one can see a world enhanced by her insight, transmitted into feeling and represented on canvas. For example, in First Light, a landscape evokes the hour of dawn gently lighting a view that looks across the bay from San Francisco. The pale gray sky meets the darker gray of the hills, both illuminated at their juncture by a pumpkin colored, orange stripe. At the bottom of the hill, a brilliant quirky streak of mustard yellow rises above the water's edge. In the middle of the bay we see the black ghost of a freighter above the still darkened houses of the city. The result is haunting.

The visual experience cannot be translated into the language of words. George Braque said, "one can explain everything about a work of art except its mystery, and that's the only thing worth talking about." So it is up to the viewer to respond to the best of his or her ability to the experience any painting of quality offers.

Born: Los Angeles, CA 1927

Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Queens College, New York, NY

Design and Illustration New York 1948 1988

George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bedford Museum, Bedford, NY
Goat Alley, Sag Harbor, NY

American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Bedford Museum, Bedford, NY
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Charles Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Goat Alley Gallery, San Francisco, CA
George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA