1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Glenn Barr: This image was a popular poster I had released a few years ago. I decided to take it to a more “handcrafted” limited edition print different from offset. Last year I had it transcribed into a 2 color silk screen print and released it with only 25 in the edition, made for my show at Inner State Gallery in Detroit…they went fast. In celebration of the popular image I wanted to do another version. This time changing the color ways from the electric red. 50 editions to be in cool blues and another 50 in deep golds. Then to add a special edition and limited to 20 I created a 3rd screen with line work to enhance the Muse’s spectacle of flight.
1xRun: Describe the print in one gut reaction word.
Glenn Barr: Unworldly.
1xRun: Give us a little update on what you’ve been up to since our last release, what have you been up to so far in 2014?
Glenn Barr: I’ve been working on a lot of commissions and group shows around the US. Also, I’m looking into releasing more pigment prints thru my website.
1xRun: You were out in to Germany fairly soon right? What will you be doing over there?
Glenn Barr: In Berlin I was involved in a group exhibition for a new contemporary museum called Urban Nation in conjunction with the ThinkSpace Gallery ( LA ). There I revealed my largest painting to date. An 8ft square piece portrait on canvas. I was VERY happy with it.
1xRun: Any artists (new or old) that have been providing you with motivation or inspiration?
Glenn Barr: H R Giger passed away the day I was leaving for Germany. I was really heart broken. He was a great influence on me at a young age. I’d like to dedicate this new edition of “Muse of the World” to him and to that initial spark he gave me that sent me down the path of possibilities.
1xRun: Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to share?
Glenn Barr: I’ve a lot of things happening this year. The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn is having a group show celebrating a partnering with Albuquerque’s Stranger Factory in July and then a solo show in Seattle with Roq La Rue in September. Also I’ll be involved in Miami Art Basel this December … stayed tuned for further info on that.