BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- David Curtis Glebe, Ph.D., an experimental artist from Delaware's southern shore, has been presented with a special "Cutting Edge Award" at the 25th Annual Exhibition of the International Society of Experimental Artists, which is opening today at the Banana Factory Arts Center on West 3rd Street.
Glebe's winning painting, "Visions in Claret", will be on display at the Banana Factory's Crayola Gallery for the duration of the exhibition, through August 7.
Glebe has been exhibiting and selling his artwork on a professional level for several years, winning a number of similar honors. His "cutting edge" style of painting is called "Transcendent Visualism," an unusual technique he began developing in the 1990s.
"Instead of applying pigments to the surface of a white canvas," Glebe explains, "I start with a sheet of clear plexiglass, and apply layers of acrylic paint to its reverse side."
Although Glebe's finished paintings are not "representational" in the traditional sense, they appear to many viewers to resemble large photographs, containing subtle detail and surprising depth.
"When people view one of my reverse-painted acrylics for the first time," Glebe says, "they often say that they've never seen anything like it before." The comment he has heard most frequently: "This is so cool. How did you do this?"
In particular, viewers remark that Glebe's paintings evoke cosmic or spiritual qualities, and that his images convey a dreamlike, ethereal dimension. His signature "cutting edge" approach allows the viewer to gaze into the painting, as if looking through a window, and witnessing an "alternate reality."
"This is the distinctive feeling I'm striving for in my artwork -- the viewer's experience of transcendence."
Although Glebe has always been fascinated by "non-representational" painting -- especially the works of "abstract expressionist" artists like Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock -- he still finds much of the artwork on gallery walls to be dull and uninspiring.
"Art should not be boring, whether it is representational or abstract," Glebe declares.
"Rather, art should be energetic and passionate, something that touches the viewer in a meaningful way. That is what the aesthetic experience is about, and why it is so important."
About the Artist:
David Curtis Glebe is a professional artist, residing in Millsboro, Delaware. He has earned five academic degrees, including a Ph.D. in analytic philosophy from the Ohio State University, and a J.D. in law from the University of Pennsylvania. Since the mid-1970s, he has exhibited in dozens of juried art exhibitions, winning many awards -- a comprehensive list is available upon request.
Glebe is presently represented by the Peghini-Raber Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and he is an active member of the Rehoboth Art League, the International Society of Experimental Artists, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club, the nation's oldest association of professional artists.
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David Curtis Glebe, Ph.D.
30931 Crepe Myrtle Drive
Millsboro, Delaware 19966
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