Glen MacKinnon

artist gallery

Glen MacKinnon

Artist Statement

December 2018

The work in this exhibition represents a selection of work produced in and around Lethbridge over a period of twenty-five years. These pieces reveal a prevailing preoccupation with the expressive possibilities of a single material; plywood. The wildly figured grain of fir suggests the natural elements shown in my prints while the more austere Baltic birch is carved to show topographic lines that can be seen as a form of drawing. Plywood is an industrial material typically used in architecture or furniture making but its strength and beauty come from the forest. As such, I see it as emblematic of the complicated relationship between the realms of nature and human endeavor.

- Glen MacKinnon

Biography

Glen MacKinnon is a Lethbridge based artist who has shown widely across Canada since the early 1980’s with over fifty solo and group exhibitions. His work consists of sculpture, installation and print media. He has also completed numerous collaborative pieces with other Canadian artist including Denton Fredrickson, Kevin Sehn and Michael Campbell. Glen MacKinnon has been teaching print media and sculpture at the University of Lethbridge since 2000.