Gerry GleasonGerry Gleason is a founder member of Queen Street Studios Belfast, he began his art career in 1976. He produces works from a modest to large scale. The mediums are varied, watercolours, drawings in various materials on paper, paintings in arcrylic and oil, installations using mannequins, CDs and found objects etc.
His work has been shown extensively, in Poland, Germany, France, Great Britain, the Republic of Ireland and the USA.
'One could describe Gleason's work as a stream of post-modernist narrative' - Brian McAvera
'Being an Islander and having travelled in Europe with large tracts of land, where do you not encounter that moment when the land meets the sea I feel a sense of loss, part of me is not complete. The series of works are my feelings for that encounter. That moment when we stand on the edge of the land to confront the magical sea coast. So the series of works, through female heads, try to give that feeling of turning through 180 degrees at that moment and taking in the flora kelp, rocks, hills and kelp and the spring/summer weather. From Co. Down to Co. Clare where I firsr started to paint in the Burren.'