Visual Arts Program

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.


Pam Glick

Artist's Talk

This talk was originally scheduled for March 15, 2017, but had to be postponed due to serious weather conditions. Please join us on this new date!

Pam Glick’s paintings are anchored by her diverse range of mark making. Lines dash, jolt, and drag across whatever surface she chooses to make use of; be it a traditional canvas on stretchers, heavy duty cloth tarps, paper, or cardboard cut to irregular sizes and shapes. Meanwhile, color animates each painting with an attitude that can be gauche, frugal or sumptuous in turn. The marks and hues both work in service to Glick’s imagery. Niagara Falls has been a long-time source of subject matter that reemerges amongst a steady stream of newer text based paintings derived from found phrases in advertising and culture. It is notable that the marks that make up her Falls are not dissimilar from the ones that comprise her scrawling text paintings. The evidence of Glick’s hand shows no preference for one mode or another; each method flowing with equal ease.

Pam Glick was formally trained at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BA in painting. Glick was widely exhibited during the 1980s and 1990s, most notably in New York City with solo shows at Ramnerine Gallery (Long Island City), White Columns Gallery and Wolff Gallery as well as a solo show at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Locally, Glick was a part of the In Western New York exhibition at the Albright-Knox in 1981—the artist’s very first formal exhibition opportunity—and most recently at BT&C Gallery with a solo exhibition, Thank you for having me, in Spring 2016. Glick was also included in the Hallwalls 2015/16 exhibition series, Amid/In Western New York. Glick’s work has also been included in important group shows alongside works by artists such as Jean Michele Basquiat, George Condo and Christopher Wool. Glick’s work is a part of many collections, both public and private, including the Eli Broad Foundation and Citi Bank. In 1985, Glick moved to Vermont to focus on works on paper. Glick has recently relocated back to Buffalo with a renewed interest in oil, which the artist describes as her “first and favorite medium.”