The featured speaker at the first meeting of out 2019/2020 season will be Glenn Bloodworth:
A retired senior executive from the federal public service and the private sector, Glenn is a visual artist employing medium-format film & composite digital media. He holds a Diploma in Photographic Arts and Production from the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa [SPAO], and a Certificate in Photography Techniques from Algonquin College. Thematically driven by David Thoreau’s observation “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see” and influenced by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s sense of ‘time exposed’, Walker Evan’s optic, and the aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School artists like Thomas Struth and Candida Höfer, Glenn’s art centers on visuals tonally and metaphysically textured, presenting the over-looked familiar and vernacular, encouraging viewers to comprehension and challenging them to insight, not only of what they are seeing but how they see. Glenn’s works are held in several public and private collections in Canada and abroad, including the City of Ottawa Art Collection.
A founding member in 2011 of the Ottawa based photographic collective Studio Zone V [SZV], & a juried member since 2017 of Ottawa’s Foyer Gallery Artists Association [FGAA], Glenn exhibits extensively, both as a solo artist and in group shows with SZV and with the Foyer Gallery artists, having shown in local galleries such as Ottawa’s Karsh-Mason, AOE Gallery, Atrium Gallery, Trinity Gallery, Exposure Gallery, Foyer Gallery, SPAO Centre Gallery, Gallery 200, and Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery. As well his works have shown in Toronto’s Arta Gallery, Queen Street Gallery, and the ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Glenn is a member of the Canadian Arts Representation/Le Font Des Artists Canadiens [CARFAC] and the Arts Network Ottawa, as well as being an active member of the RAPC as its Past Chair, Group Leader of its Fine Arts Group, and Group Leader of its new Still Life Group. He has been a member of the Canadian Association for Photographic Arts since 2011 and is currently its Director for Ontario, a member of its national Board of Directors, and a certified CAPA judge. Glenn judges widely in competitions in Canada and the USA. And in mid-October he will be in Beijing, China, as one of five judges, in an international bird photography competition.
For more about Glenn including examples of his work, check out his website.
Added September 6th
Glen’s presentation is here.