The Way Things Are
September 7 – 30, 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 7th from 2-4pm

“With a passion for finding what is captivating and beautiful in our everyday lives, Jonathan Gleed opens his heart to the world with his exhibition, The Way Things Are. With this series, Gleed delves deeper into his signature raindrop and nighttime scenes and celebrates the magic of the setting sun with heavy shadows and intense light. 

He pours his emotions into his pieces, communicating in a language that is difficult to put into words. This series subtlety asks the viewer to look beyond the finer details of a place, and to instead grasp the overall feeling of the moment in the scene before them. 

Gleed’s relentless fixation is to make what’s ordinary into something extraordinary. ‘The Way Things Are’ is a story of cities, people and how we live together, revealing to the viewer what’s really there if we look hard enough.”

As an acrylic painter, Gleed likes to turn the subtle – or what others would consider the mundane – into the interesting and inspiring. Gleed spends a lot of his energy as an artist extracting the beauty from everyday modern life to shine a spotlight on what makes it special. His primary objective as a painter is to evoke emotional vigour in the person viewing his pieces. It is the most effective way that he is able to communicate with others.

Gleed chooses his subjects based on the message that they present, however subtle; through how they might fit into the composition and how they interact with the light and shadows, and their colour. The subject guides Gleed as to how he should approach the piece, delving into the abstract if it is deemed important to tone down any “noise”. Gleed is very conscious of the relationship between his paintings and the viewer. He paints for himself; but because he feels that he must communicate though his pieces, the receiver of the message is always in the back of his mind.

Jonathan Gleed’s CV

 

The Way Things Are  2019
Acrylic on panel  48″ x 48″
$4,800.00

 

A Long Way Home  2019
Acrylic on panel  40″ x 40″
SOLD

 

Goodbye  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
SOLD

 

Here They Come  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,000.00

 

Moment Of Clarity  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,000.00

 

On My Way Out  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,000.00

 

Trouble With A Capital G  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 48″
SOLD

 

Getting Away From The Sun  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 48″
SOLD

 

Heading East  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″x 48″
$3,700.00

 

If Only  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 48″
$3,700.00

 

Her Mood On Morton Avenue  2019
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 24″
$2,400.00

 

Turn Right Here  2019
Acrylic on panel  24″ x 48″
$2,500.00

 

ADDITIONAL WORKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN OUR GALLERY

Jonathan Gleed Getting Lost Together 48x48

Getting Lost Together  2018
Acrylic on panel  48″ x 48″
$4,600.00

 

Jonathan Gleed Just Another Weekday 36x36

Just Another Weekday  2018
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,000.00

 

Jonathan Gleed The Blue Procession 30x30

The Blue Procession  2018
Acrylic on panel  36″ x 36″
$3,000.00

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