The Good Earth
May 21st - June 27th, 2009
Monoprints by Rachel Illingworth.
Site specific installation by Gregory Glynn.
Catherine Person Gallery is proud to present work by Northwest artists Rachel Illingworth and Gregory Glynn. The Good Earth features original monoprints by Illingworth and, holding center stage in the gallery, a installation in Madrona wood by Glynn. Rachel Illingworth has more than twenty years experience in the fine art of printing. Her unusual technique of monoprinting uses industrial strength cardboard for printing plates and a traditional printing press. Each monoprint goes through the press a dozen times or more and each pass employs a different plate and color combination. The result is an original with glorious layers of color and floating botanical imagery. Illingworth’s work is in a number of private and corporate collections including Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, the Attorney General’s Office in Olympia, WA and the MGM Grand Hotel in Macau, China. Illingworth was one of several hundred artists who donated to the Artist Trust Auction this year and her work was honored by garnering the highest bid of the night.
Gregory Glynn is well known for his sculpture and site specific installations made of wood from reclaimed trees. For The Good Earth, Glynn built a monumental installation from arbutus, by far the largest scale in the entire history of CPG. Glynn has recently completed several public commissions, which include an interesting project for the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal walkway. The multi-media work explores the underwater environment along the ferry’s course between Seattle and Bainbridge and incorporates audio, photography and text. Glynn has a BFA degree in sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Monoprints by Rachel Illingworth, Madrone installation by Gregory Glynn. 2009