GLENN HARREN
FINE ART

www.HarrenFineArt.com



THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
By Victoria Donohoe
The Arts 1996
INQUIRER ART CRITIC

Widener University.


Glenn D.Harren of Holicong, exhibiting at
Widener, offers a physically fresh
reinterpretation of landscape.
These paintings have a peculiarly
instantaneous reality, demanding
attention rather than seducing
it.They are far more immediate-
seeming than his figure subjects.
These landscapes feature a band
of earth, and vast amounts of sky
in which the horizon line takes on
the resonance of a single, vibrating
cord.
The impression of distance is
helped a lot by the way Harren
renders his rural views strictly in
terms of fleet draftsmanly lines
and overall tones.
Thus he tends to create
emphatic patterns for their own
sake, relying just a little on tonal
gradations.
Harren's work is interesting as
much for what it suggests it may
offer in the future as for what it's
giving us now.This is because of
the way his other large paintings
here-people within their familiar
surroundings(best are his Bicycle
Shop and Nursery School Art
Teacher, New York City)- come
across as authentic episodes.
One hopes Harren will continue
telling these stories of American
life in city neighborhoods, as well
as producing verdant landscapes
near his Bucks County home.