Artist Exhibition: June Glasson

New Paintings

  • May 12 – June 2
  • The Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery
  • Reception: June 2 at noon

June Glasson uses portraiture and found objects to create work that explores gender and ideas about the "American West." Through drawing, painting, and installation, her work often deploys iconic "western" imagery–buffalo, weaponry, truck nutz, etc.– to investigate dominant narratives about the region, narratives that often ignore its complicated and violent history. Simultaneously, this work also reflects her personal relationship with the landscape, people, and culture of Wyoming – a place that is both exotic and home to her.

Glasson presents a body of new work that contains a selection of portraits. Using oils, water-based media, and found objects she creates portraits of women who play with and challenge our notions of how women should behave and be seen.