Glen Farley interviewed in Murze Art Magazine
There is a feature interview of Glen Farley in Murze Art Magazine’s issue on social art.
The article can be read here
There is a feature interview of Glen Farley in Murze Art Magazine’s issue on social art.
The article can be read here
Both “Grandma’s Time” and “eSerfs” were accepted into the Society of Canadian Artist’s annual juried online exhibition this year. Online exhibitions provide opportunities for artworks that would be prohibitively expensive or too fragile to ship across the pond. Links below:
Glen Farley’s kinetic sculptures will travel to 11 senior centres in Bærum Municipality during 2019.
The initiative is called The Cultural Walking Stick and aims to bring art experiences to seniors who may be unable to visit galleries and art centres on their own.
Three kinetic sculptures, “Reach”, “eSerfs” and “Surveillance” are installed at the Department of Informatics (IFI) at the University of Oslo as part of a Master’s level course in the ethics of information technology. They will augment the course in the areas of social media, inequity and privacy respectively.
Two kinetic sculptures, “eSerfs” and “Reach” were chosen to be exhibited at the headquarters of the Stockholm Fringe Festival in September.
What better place for the kinetic installation “Abandoned” than a shipping container? The work, which deals with the mountains of e-waste building up in developing countries and the lost memories that accompany them, was accepted to this year’s “Art Out West” regional art exhibition, this year in Drammen.
“eSerfs” was accepted to the Bærum Exhibition 2018 in the Bærum Art Centre at the old Fornebu Airport in May and to an exhibition at the Bærum Municipal Offices in Sandvika in October.
LOLS was accepted to the Society of Canadian Artists’ prestigious annual juried exhibition at the Papermill Gallery in Toronto from July 24th to August 19th, 2018.
In addition to a varied and interesting selection of international art it was a great opportunity to meet friends and family in Canada.
Spring Depot 2018 is a collection of smaller scale works selected by an international jury of young people aged between 16-20, mostly with immigrant backgounds, collaborating with the Tenthaus Artist Collective. The artists then met the young people in the gallery, where the young people unwrapped, and chose the placing of the work to make an interesting exhibition with its own unity.
Spring Depot 2018 (Scoll down for English)
“Surveillance” has been accepted to the Society of Canadian Artist’s 2018 International Juried Online Exhibition.
The exhibition can be viewed from March 15 at http://shop.societyofcanadianartists.com/
Nuit Blanche 2017 in Toronto was a huge success with over a million visitors in the streets, 6000 of them saw two kinetic sculptures by Glen Farley at the iconic Redhead Gallery.
Both “Reach” and “Up North” have been accepted to the exhibition “Who Are You?” at the Red Head Gallery in Toronto in conjunction with Nuit Blanche 2017. The dates are September 27 – October 1, 2017.
“Reach” was accepted to the Annual 50/50 Juried Exhibition at the Queen Gallery in Toronto from August 6th to 18th.
SCA chose “Up North” for its annual juried exhibition, this year held at the Paper Mill Gallery in Toronto from September 7th to 18th. The Opening was at 7pm on the 7th!
This is the first time Glen Farley has been accepted to an SCA exhibition!
“Up North” was accepted into Small Works 2017 curated by Bill Carroll, at:
850 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11232
The Opening Reception was on Thursday, July 6th, 7-9pm
and the exhibition ran until July 27th
Facebook event for the opening: https://www.facebook.com/events/316611198795075
Glen Farley has been named one of “the 10 most promising entries to the Social Art Award 2017” by the jury of The Institute for Art and Innovation, an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.
For more information: http://social-art-award.org
Norway’s second exhibition ever of kinetic art by artists based in Norway was held in the center of Oslo in February. Over 300 people visited the exhibition and many wrote positive comments in the guestbook. The exhibition also was awarded both an Art and Culture Grant from the City of Oslo and a Norwegian Government Exhibition Grant. More information about the exhibition can be found here (in Norwegian): http://kunstibevegelse.no
Here are some pictures from the opening of “Art in Motion 2017”
The second ever exhibition in Norway that focuses solely on kinetic art made by artists living in Norway is opening on February 2nd, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Galleri BOA in the centre of Oslo. Five of the six artists from the original “Art in Motion” exhibition in 2015 are back and two new artists have been added.
The exhibition has been awarded the prestigious Norwegian Government Exhibition Grant from Arts Council Norway
Artists in the exhibition are Andrea Bakketun, Glen Farley, Bjørn Melbye Gulliksen, Cecilia Jonsson, Christopher Myskja, Atle Selnes Nielsen and Bente Sommerfeldt-Colberg. Four of seven are creating new works just for this exhibition. A few of the works are shown below.
The exhibition runs from February 2nd to 19th, open Thursdays to Sundays from noon until 4 pm.
“Up North” has been accepted as one of around 20 artworks out of over 300 submissions to ART SPACE at the Canadian National Exhibition, juried by the Toronto West Arts Collaborative.
With approximately 1.5 million visitors each year, the CNE is Canada’s largest annual fair and the fifth largest in North America (Source: Wikipedia) Hopefully a good number of these people will visit the Arts and Crafts Building to take in this exhibition.
“Secrets II” will be exhibited from August 17 to September 25 in the lobby of the Bærum Municipal Centre while “Grandma’s Time” will be shown during “Art Out West” from September 10 to September 25 in an abandoned psychiatric institution at Dikemark, Asker. There are over 60 rooms in this building from the turn of the century and all will be filled with artworks and installations.
Glen Farley has been accepted to his first exhibition in his “home (for many years) and native land” Canada. The exhibition is the annual “Emerging Sculptors” curated by the Sculptors Society of Canada. The opening is on August 11 in Toronto. The work selected by the jury is “Surveillance.”
Update: “Surveillance” won first prize!
The kinetic sculpture “Up North” dealing with the refugee crisis in Europe continues its world tour, this time in Vienna from September 26 – October 9, 2016 at Biennale Austria Contemporary 2016 being held at the Ausstellungsraum, Gumpendorfer Strasse 23.
Read more here: Biennale Austria
This kinetic sculpture dealing with the refugee crisis in Europe continues its world tour. It was now one of two artworks chosen from the “Fortress” exhibition in California, USA, to join works from 10 other venues at the UAMO – Urban Art and Media Organisation’s main exhibition at the Einstein Cultural Centre in Munich, Germany. The exhibition opened 29 April and also featured music, performance, video links and several other events. Glen Farley attended along with the curators and the other selected artist from The Hatchery Art Spaces in California.
Glen Farley’s kinetic sculpture “Just Going Through the Motions” was front and center at the opening of “In Between” in the Bærum Art Center at the end of 2015. The art center is located on the site of the former Fornebu airport. The exhibition was the last of six exhibitions for Farley’s art in 2015, and the first after he became a member of The Association of Visual Artists in Bærum late in the year.
The kinetic sculpture “Up North” addresses the current migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. It was chosen for the international exhibition “Fortress” at The Hatchery Art Spaces in Badger, California, USA. The venue is in the foothills of the southern Sierra Nevada mountains and the exhibition ran from 6-8 November 2015. The exhibition was one of 10 being held in cities around the world organized by UAMO – the Urban Art and Media Organisation, based in Munich, Germany.
Update: When returning from the US, the artwork was stopped by Norwegian Customs for almost two weeks as they demanded proof that it was actually Norwegian. The artist had to submit documentation about himself , the artwork and the trip out of the country. It is ironic that a work of art about refugees had difficulty getting back into the country.
Glen Farley has been granted full membership in The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF) after a year as an associate member. Membership is granted based on education, artist activity and quality of artworks. Membership opens up more possibilities for exhibitions, grants and commissions and most importantly, professional development. NBF (Brief intro in English)
As a result of this membership, Glen has also become a member of the Norwegian Visual Artists Association and his local organization, The Association of Visual Artists in Baerum.
The two kinetic sculptures “Abandoned” and “Surveillance” were exhibited in the lobby of the Institute for Informatics (IFI) at the University of Oslo for a month this fall. The exhibition was written up in the University’s online newpaper (in Norwegian.) The artworks were used as inspiration for Masters students taking the course entitled, “Science, technology, society and ethics” taught by Associate Professor Maja van der Velden. Exhibiting at IFI was a homecoming of sorts for the artist with his education and background in computer science.
The group exhibition “Art in Motion” was a great success, from the 150 guests at the opening, through the positive press coverage and all the curious and thoughtful students who took guided tours, right to the closing ceremony marked by a lecture from art historian Øivind Storm Bjerke and stand-up comedy from Henrik Farley no less. Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this dream come true! Hopefully other cities in Norway will get to experience something like this for themselves.
Glen Farley was accepted to the juried exhibition “Art Out West” at Henie Onstad kunstsenter from 3-20 September 2015. This annual event is the largest regional showcase for artists in Norway and covers the municipalities to the west of Oslo. The host city this year is Bærum where Glen lives, so it was even more fun to be accepted this time around. All artists in the exhibition open their studios for this event and at Glen’s studio there will be a children’s workshop in kinetic art held on 12, 13, 19 and 20 September.
The artwork chosen for this exhibition beside the Oslo fjord was “Just Going Through the Motions.”
The exhibition was visited by 4 750 people and Farley’s kinetic sculpture was activated 1 200 times without a single glitch!
The exhibition “Art in Motion” has been awarded two prestigious grants, the Norwegian Government Exhibition Grant and an Arts Council Norway Project Grant. The grants will cover most of the costs of mounting the exhibition.
The first ever exhibition in Norway that focuses solely on kinetic art made by Norwegian artists is coming to the Trafo Art Center in Asker from 22 August – 20 September, 2015!
Artists in the exhibition are Glen Farley, Serina Erfjord, Cecilia Jonsson, Christopher Myskja, Atle Selnes Nielsen and Bente Sommerfeldt-Colberg. Although all the artists create kinetic art, they represent different generations and regions, have very different artistic expressions and highlight different themes.
A separate complementary project under development is a kinetic art workshop for children and young people. Some of the artists will assist participants to create small moving sculptures. Here they can learn about art, handicrafts, electronics and mechanics, and most importantly, how to express themselves through art.
More information will be published here in the near future, but in the meantime here are some examples of works from those participating in the exhibition.
Update: See “Secrets II” in the official video from the exhibition: Østlandsutstillingen 2014
“Secrets II”, a collaboration between Glen Farley, Sarah Rosenbaum and Mats Claesson, was accepted to the Østlandsutstilling 2014. Of over 900 submitted works, 52 were accepted for exhibition in Hamar and out of these, 21 were chosen to exhibit in Drammen and 32 in Frederikstad. “Secrets II” will be shown in all three venues!
22.03. – 11.05.2014 Kunstbanken Hedmark, Hamar
28.06. – 03.08.2014 Buskerud Kunstsenter, Drammen
05.09. – 19.10.2014 Østfold Kunstnersenter, Frederikstad
More information (in Norwegian): Østlandsutstillingen
Glen Farley has been granted associate membership in The Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBF.) This is the first step in the process of becoming a full member. Membership is granted based on education, artist activity and quality of artworks. NBF (Brief intro in English)
Glen Farley was accepted to the juried exhibition “Kunst Rett Vest” at the Trafo Gallery in Asker, Norway from October 9-21 2012. This annual event is the largest regional showcase for artists in Norway and was opened by, among others, Magne Furuholmen, artist and member of the band A-ha.
In addition to the exhibition, all the featured artists opened their studios to the public during two weekends. Glen showed works in progress and 65 visitors of all ages experimented with kinetic sculpture.
Glen is visited in his atelier by his friend and inspiration, visual artist Lavasir Nordrum (www.lavasir.no)
More information (in Norwegian) at www.kunstrettvest.no
Glen is currently completing a multimedia project with photographer/graphic designer Sarah Rosenbaum and sound artist Mats Classon.
Glen Farley was vacuum-packed by one of his major inspirations, Oslo kinetic artist Kristoffer Myskja, at Kristoffer’s exhibition in April 2012.
“Research” was exhibited as part of the Norwegian Sculpture Biennial 2011: Man and Machine, at the Vigeland Museum in Oslo, October 27th 2011-February 5th 2012.
“Research” was exhibited as part of Østlandsutstillingen 2011 at the following locations: