My abstract paintings, collages and monotypes are inspired by a fresh examination of the familiar. A neighborhood walk, the delicacy of a shadow on a wall and the observation of patterns in my home and in nature are all starting points for constructing an image.
My process is a visceral one: intuitive, contingent, and unplanned. Tilted rectangles are stacked and skewed, cross hatched planes imitate threads that weave under gestural lines and nudge up against bulbous shapes. I build my surfaces through addition, subtraction, scraping , layering and wiping away; often revealing surprises along the way. Working in several mediums -- textiles, printmaking, collage, painting -- enriches my understanding of materials and encourages me to take chances.
Lori Glavin (b. 1958, Buffalo, NY) earned a BFA from Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY. She is the recipient of a 2019 Connecticut Individual Artist Fellowship Grant and a two-time fellowship and grant recipient to Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. In 2007 she co-founded Wilson Avenue Loft Artists, a community of artist studios in Norwalk, CT Glavin lives and works in Connecticut and upstate New York.