Offsite Gallery “A Saturday in Ocean View” March 15 – April 26, 2019
Selden Gallery 2007 “The Face of Norfolk”
As a photo-artist, Glen McClure says he is “self taught” but has learned from the masters through lots of good books and experience in photography studios. Until his early 20s, Glen had no idea of what he wanted to do with his life. That changed when, on a whim, he bought a camera. Then he was hooked. He learned from the ground up – literally: one of his first photography jobs saw him sweeping the studio floors. But this total immersion in the milieu gave Glen the interest and knowledge he needed to pursue his career.
“In my opinion, there are basically two kinds of artists. One kind makes conceptual art, or art that is created from an inner idea or thought. The other type of artist responds to an outside stimulus, to something tangible they have seen in the world. I am mainly the latter type of artist. I’m moved by the various elements, especially texture, shape and form, in each subject matter I witness. In my photography, I try to depict my emotional response to the subject in an honest, straightforward way with little embellishment. ”