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Blue Mountain Gallery

530 W. 25th Street

New York , NY 10001

 

Anne Diggory :  biOcular

March 24 - April 18, 2015

Hybrid media combining painting and photography in urban and Adirondack landscapes

as well as the clutter of everyday living

Online Catalogue

Reception : Saturday March 28th,  3-6pm

Artist talk: Saturday April 18th 4pm followed by closing reception

Blue Mountain Gallery presents biOcular, an exhibition by Anne Diggory that includes hybrid works combining photography and painting in urban and Adirondack landscapes as well as the clutter of everyday living.  The exhibition presents paired mediums, doubled objects, paired compositions, Paris in both light and dark, and a large work with two canvases joined at a corner.

For Diggory’s recent exhibition, Hybrid Visions, at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, the curator Erin Coe wrote :

“While many contemporary artists employ the tools of digital technology to alter photographic images, Diggory stands out for using photography and Photoshop as the catalyst for painting. With each layer of actual painting, photography, reproduced paint and digital manipulation, she simulates the experience of shifting vision and investigates the complexities and nuances of visual truth. On the surface these works appear to be steeped in the tradition of American landscape painting; in actuality, they challenge these conventions, revealing an artist who is deeply engaged with the cultural landscape of the past and present.”

Several Lake George images were inspired by Diggory’s research for an essay on the painting locations of the 19th century painter, John Frederick Kensett, which was published in the December 2014 Metropolitan Museum Journal.

In an essay about Diggory’s hybrid work for the March/April (2015) issue of Adirondack Life Magazine, the poet Jay Rogoff describes  her hybrid approach as “startling and disorienting, as well as beautiful,” with “mysterious, absorbing blends.”

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UPCOMING SOLO SHOW:

Anne Diggory:  From Tabletop to Mountaintop

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Aug 21- Sept 20, 2015

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CURRENT:

The View,  Old Forge NY

Group Exhibition

Adirondack Life Photography: A Celebration of Iconic Images

Feb. 24 - April 15 2015

Reception March 1, 1-3 pm

Coinciding with the release of the 2015 Adirondack Life Photography issue, View is very happy to partner with the magazine in presenting highlights from this year's issue (March/April) . The exhibition features iconic images of the Adirondack park from the area’s top photographers.

The issue of the magazine includes an essay by poet Jay Rogoff about Anne Diggory's hybrid Adirondack work.

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RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS :

Group Exhibition: Black And White

Lake Placid Center for the Arts

Jan. 30 - March 1, 2015

Blockout   acrylic on panel 20x20"

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The Hyde Collection

 161 Warren Street

Glens Falls NY

Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions

September 28, 2014 - January 04, 2015

 2 pm Oct. 19th  Lecture by Anne Diggory:

Painting Lake George with Artistic License:  Then and Now 

Artistic Choices in the work of 19th century painter John Frederick Kensett and my own work.

Part of the lecture will be about the research behind the article recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal (link here)

Article about Anne, her studio and the exhibition in the fall issue of Saratoga Living

Link here

 

On-line catalog of Hybrid Visions: hybridvisions.diggory.com

 

Sunday Oct 12th and Sunday Dec 14th  2-4 pm, informally

Anne Diggory will be at The Hyde

(these dates are part of the free "Second Sundays")

The exhibition will feature recent work by the artist Anne Diggory. Her new works expolore "hybrid media," a multi-layered process combining sections of photography and painting. The resulting disruptions of the surface convey the energy of Diggory's response to dynamic subject matter. The exhibition will feature a selection of her dramatic landscapes that juxtapose moving water and changing skies against the seeming permanence of the land. A resident of Saratoga Springs, New York, Diggory is known for her fresh approach to the Adirondack landscape. 

On Oct 19th at 2 pm, Anne Diggory will present her ongoing research into the relationship of motif to finished work in the paintings of 19th century artist John Frederick Kensett at Lake George. She has been paddling and boating around the lake during the last 10 years in search of Kensett’s painting locations, photographing what inspired him and creating her own artworks, which will also be a part of the presentation. Her research into the painting location of Kensett’s iconic “Lake George, 1869,” was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal, in an article that corrects their catalogue by moving the location from Crown Island to the eastern side of Homer Point. Her research both corrects the misconception that he altered the topography and clarifies what artistic choices he did make to convey the drama of light on the landforms at the lake.(Link to article) In the creation of her own works based on the same locations she became more aware of the effect of the conventions of 19th century and contemporary art.

The lecture is free with admission. Diggory will be available in the Hoopes Gallery after the talk to talk informally about her exhibition, “Hybrid Visions”.               


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Artist-in-Residence

The Adirondack Museum

Blue Mt. Lake, NY

July 31 - Aug 3, 2014

images from previious year's residency on the left, from this year on the right.

      

 

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What the Trees Say: Saratoga's Changing Treescapes

Anne Diggory -- Artwork from 1977-2013

TREEaction Exhibit ends Nov 27th, 2013

     Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

                            online catalogue and Blog: http://saratogatrees.diggory.com

 

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Paintings of Ireland

Celtic Treasures 

456 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  583-9452

Four paintings are on display from my 1996 trip to Ireland.

On my facebook page I have posted most of the paintings based on that trip           Link here.

800.583.9452 sales@celtictreasures.com

 

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Anne Diggory:  Turbulence

        January 3-28, 2012     

Blue Mountain Gallery 

530 West 25th Street  4th Fl.

New York, NY

          

Link to works in exhibition

Links to blogs about the exhibit:

http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2012/01/10/turbulence-paintings-by-anne-diggory/

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/01/adirondack-paintings-on-exhibit-in-nyc.html

http://adirondackexplorer.org/out-takes/2012/01/06/an-artists-view-of-panther-gorge/

Blue Mountain Gallery presents Turbulence, an exhibition by Anne Diggory that includes recent paintings and mixed media works with dynamic instability in motif and medium. The turbulence, from slight to extreme, occurs in waters, skies and tabletop arrangements. Hybrid works combine sections of photography and painting in a multi-layered process. In these, the surface of the artwork is disturbed by the abrupt and gradual transitions between modes of representation. Further disruptions, slightly tempered by stable horizons, occur with deep spaces, off-kilter compositions and irregular perimeters that energize the work. 

The signature piece of the show, "Stop-time: the Fish Creek Blues," was created for an exhibition honoring Louis Armstrong and improvisation. The stop-time musical format used by Armstrong employs a rhythm that is set by the percussion and then pulls back to allow space for the solo. To evoke that musical structure, Diggory inserted her manipulated photo of the rhythmical bridge into a digitized version of a plein air painting of the swirls of water created by the vertical stick measuring the flood level. She then continued to paint on the printed version to bring out the dramatic solo of the ever expanding swirls.

Diggory began one group of works in the exhibition while she was the artist in residence at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.  Another group is based on sojourns at the beaches of Long Island and South Carolina.  Several Lake George images were inspired by her research on the painting locations of the 19th century painter, John Frederick Kensett.

Anne Diggory has painted out of her studio in Saratoga Springs, New York, for over 30 years and has been featured in Adirondack Life, American Artist Magazine, and The New York Times. She is known for her combination of carefully observed detail with expressive painting and strong abstract structure – an outgrowth of education at Yale and Indiana University and many years of exploring and painting the natural world.

 

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