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Sky Glabush

Born in British Columbia, Sky Glabush lives and works in London, Ontario, Canada where he teaches studio art at Western University. Glabush describes this work of art: “Weaving is a means of both creating the material surface of painting while also exploring its relationship to textiles. What began as an investigation into the support of painting—not simply accepting the default material of canvas or linen but trying to create my own—has become an increasingly integral part of my practice. Weaving is time-consuming and laborious. It echoes ritualistic and meditative traditions and is often a form of labor that is unnoticed or undervalued. In these woven paintings, I am interested in exploring the connections within modernist painting to both the large ideas of space and time, but also the smaller, everyday connections to say a table-cloth or a blanket.”


About the collection

Gerald Schwartz believes the presence of provocative art promotes creative thinking, remembering that "artistic presence was the only thing missing at HBS when I went there. I wanted to change that." In 1995, Gerry Schwartz and a team from HBS together began purchasing contemporary art for the HBS buildings most frequented by students. Inspired by the growing collection, a small group of MBA students founded the HBS Art Appreciation Society in 2001. It quickly grew into one of the largest student clubs on campus, sponsoring events in Boston area galleries and museums, as well as an annual weekend in Manhattan to meet artists, tour exhibitions, and attend theater. The club's co-presidents accompany Mr. Schwartz on his annual buying trip to purchase additional art for the School's collection.

About Gerald Schwartz, MBA '70

Gerald Schwartz, MBA ’70, is the Founder and CEO of Onex Corporation. He has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada and inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame. Gerry Schwartz is Vice Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of Mount Sinai Hospital, a director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, a trustee of The Simon Wiesenthal Center and Chairman of its Canadian Friends, and a governor of Junior Achievement of Metro Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manitoba, a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, and several Doctor of Laws (Hon.) degrees. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Heather Reisman, founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music.