Gladys Barker Grauer, Urban Renewal, 1979. Acrylic on Canvas, 36” x 48″, courtesy of the artist.
Gladys Barker Grauer is an artist of unique and prolific invention. Through her paintings, mixed media, assemblages and weaving through her transformations of common materials such as paint, cardboard, rags, and plastic bags, she enables a broad and deep public appreciation of beauty, community and, yes, the unknown terrain of the human condition. She does so without apology,without sentimentality. She calls forth the new and old realities of the world. She sheds light on what might be possible still.