Approved: 06.11.2012

Gerry Gleason

Artist

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Approved: 06.11.2012

If you look at magnificent later work like "The Ulster Saga",you find much more complex meditations upon violence in relation to the history of the North-and it is no accident that Gleason's paintings are being rediscovered by younger generations of Northern Irish painters who never knew such work even existed. Like so many of the unsung Northerners,Gleason is appreciated much more abroad

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Artist Statement

If you look at magnificent later work like "The Ulster Saga",you find much more complex meditations upon violence in relation to the history of the North-and it is no accident that Gleason's paintings are being rediscovered by younger generations of Northern Irish painters who never knew such work even existed. Like so many of the unsung Northerners,Gleason is appreciated much more abroad than he is at home. He will be the subject of a major chapter in the history of Troubles' art that will be published at the end of next year (2013), so watch this space! And explore his world.... (Brian McAvera) The artist would like to thank the Art Critic and Playwright Brian McAvera C.V. entries Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin Newlyn Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool Middlesborough Art Gallery, Middlesborough Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

CV & Education

Group exhibitions 2014- Art of The Troubles Ulster Museum Belfast 2014 - Interplanetary Revolution, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast 2011 - London Art Fair, Olympia, London 2010 - London Art Fair, Olympia, London 2006 - Icons of the North, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast 1991 - Parable Island, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool Projects 1984 - Founder Member Of Queen Street Studios, Queen Street Studios, Belfast