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Anne Diggory: Hybrid Visions

September 27, 2014 - January 04, 2015

The Hyde Collection

Glens Falls NY

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.The chance encounter of household objects and works of art in several interior scenes uncovers the shifting experience of everyday clutter. A resident of Saratoga Springs, New York, Diggory is known for her fresh approach to the Adirondack

landscape. 

At work on a corner piece that will be featured in the exhibition:

                         


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RECENT PAST EXHIBITIONS :

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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Artist-in-Residence

The Adirondack Museum

Blue Mt. Lake, NY

July 18-22, 2013

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

        

     

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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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Hudson River Contemporary: Works on Paper

June 15 – September 15, 2011

Co-Curated by Katherine Manthorne and James McElhinney

Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, NY

My works in the invitational exhibition:

  

(left)"Let there be white"  Hybrid media on paper 12x14.5 in.    

     (right)  "Autumn Intricacies" acrylic on brown paper, 4 x 8.25" (Shelving Rock, Lake George)

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Improvisations :

group exhibition of new works inspired by Louis Armstrong

Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

July 6 - 26, 2011

part of LOUIS ARMSTRONG DAY

(events from 4-midnight - posted at www.stoptimesaratoga.com

I have created a landscape based on "stop-time" - a musical format used by Armstrong in which the rhythm is set by the percussion and then pulls back to allow space for the solo. It was difficult and exciting for me to abandon my usual "all-over" compositional approach for an image with a dominant section. After driving around for quite a while, photographing certain possibilities, I stumbled upon the perfect motif. Under the sharp rhythms of a bridge on Fish Creek, a vertical piece of wood measuring the flood level interrupted the very flat surface of the water, creating a dramatic set of swirls in an ever-broadening pattern. I painted it in two small versions, drew it and photographed it over several days before deciding on a combination of photography mainly within the bridge, which drops away in space and fades in detail, allowing for the solo of the water swirls.

 

Stoptime: The Fish Creek Blues

40x54"  photo collage and acrylic on canvas

 

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Interactive installation

February 7, 2009- December 31, 2010

An interactive public art project to acompany an exhibition at

The Albany Institute of History and Art

Hudson River Panorama:

400 Years of History, Art and Culture

Endless Hudson River Landscape

    

after the public contributed:

 

Link to design process.

Link to panorama page for more information


I just finished designing 20 "stage sets" (each 3x4 feet) for invented landscapes of the Hudson River. Three at a time will be in the lobby of the Institute, for the public to "complete." I designed them on the computer, based on my paintings and the Institute's, using a playful sense of space. They make a continuous landscape and can be rearranged multiple ways. The Institute printed them and the public gets to complete them during the coming year, with drawing tools and collage.  All ages and abilities are welcome to contribute.   The large show at the Institute is in honor of the 400th anniversary of Hudson sailing up the river .

A set of 4x6 "art cards" of the 20 images is available through the Albany Institute Gift Shop. 518.463.4478

Times Union article about the project  Click here

Funding for this project is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Greenway and the National Park Service, and the New York State Quadricentennial Commission. Ellison Company has generously provided in kind project support.

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Anne Diggory -  Land-skips      March 15- April 30, 2010  

Fairleigh Dickinson University - Teaneck NJ

"Spindrift II"  (hybrid painting and photography 40 x 72" ) 2009

Details of the work are on the "in the studio" page

Anne Diggorys hybrid work includes both painting and photography. She paints on top of printed versions of digital collages of photographs of paintings and the locations that inspired them. The introduction of photography extends the range of texture and detail in her work and at the same time gives the viewer a slightly unsettling experience of shifting back and forth between clarity and mystery, with the painted marks sometimes giving more clarity than the fact of photography. The exhibition includes imagery inspired by waterways in New York's Adirondacks as well as the tidal streams and shorelines near Sag Harbor on Long Island. The title of the show, Land-skip,  is an earlier spelling of landscape.  It is used here with a new meaning that focuses on the gaps or skips in the landscape and the shifts between ways of perceiving the space and expressing it.

For a description of the working process Click Here

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Art From the Heart for Haiti      Feb 20 - March 28th

at   Mimosa Gallery     

70c Beekman St - Saratoga Springs       www.mimosagallery.com

Caribbean Jewel 10x10"

 

 

Anne Diggory -  Land-skips      October 13- November 12, 2009 

   Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY (Long Island)

 

Maurice N Flecker Memorial Gallery

"Spindrift II"  (hybrid painting and photography 40 x 72" ) 2009

Details of the work are on the "in the studio" page

 

"Spindrift I" (hybrid painting and photography  12x26") 2009

Anne Diggory’s new work  involves many changes of direction. The streams in her paintings literally change course in hair-pin turns.  Her new working methods, layering painting, photography and digital printing, allow her to take the stages of a single painting in very different directions in separate works of art.  Diggory has always used a wide range of descriptive marks and textures.  The introduction of photography extends that range and at the same time gives the viewer a slightly unsettling experience of shifting back and forth between clarity and mystery, with the painted marks sometimes giving more clarity than the “truth” of photography. The exhibition includes imagery inspired by the waterways in the Adirondacks as well as the tidal streams and shorelines near Sag Harbor.

A graduate of Yale and Indiana University, Anne Diggory paints on location and in her studio in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Diggory's work has been featured in Adirondack Life, American Artist and in the New York Times series on revisiting sites of the Hudson River School.  She was recently featured on a public television special (Albany, WMHT) about painting the Adirondacks.

A note about the title of the show: “Landskip”  is an earlier spelling of “landscape.”  It is used here with a new meaning that focuses on the gaps or skips in the landscape and the shifts between ways of perceiving the space and expressing it.

 

Diggory at work, standing in the waters of Northwest Creek, near Sag Harbor. The series of paintings of that area rely on the sense of water flowing toward the viewer - so the only way to get that view is to get a bit wet.

Selected images from the exhibition: Click here

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October 28 - November 22, 2008               Blue Mountain Gallery

                                                                                  530 West 25th Street 4th fl.

Anne Diggory :  Change of Course                          New York, NY 10001

                                              Recent Work                                             646-486-4730

 

REVIEW

Anne Diggory's new work involves many changes of direction. The streams in her paintings literally change course in hair-pin turns. Her new worrking methods, layering painting, photography and digital printing, allow her to take the stages of a single painting in very different directions in separate woks of art. Diggory has always used a wide range of descriptive marks and textures. The introduction of photography extends that range and at the same time gives the viewer a slightly unsettling experience of shifting back and forth between clarity and mystery, with the painted marks sometimes giving more clatity than the "truth" of photography.

Also included in the exhibition are paintings and drawings of Lake George, where Diggory has been researching the painting locations of nineteenth century painter John Frederick Kensett. The research will be published for the Metropolitan Museum.

LINK TO LARGER EXHIBITION IMAGES (CLICK HERE)

From the Change of Course series:

         

        

    

 

From the Lake George Series:

          

     

From the Panting/photo combinations:

                         

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Hudson Mohawk Regional Exhibition

Albany Institute of History & Art

125 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12210

June 21-August 10, 2008

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Summer 2008

Paul Smith's Visitor Center, Paul Smiths, NY 

www.adkvic.org

               

Finding the fulcrum                   Opening                           Opening II

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Saratoga Springs County Arts Council

"Saratoga Inside Out"

June 14 - July 26, 2008    

The piece in the exhibition:

"The wind caught between roofs"

 

 

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Healing After a Heart Attack:

A Journey Through Images

 

Steve Parker and Anne Parker Diggory

March 1-29, 2008

Click here for larger images from show

Spring Street Gallery      

110 Spring Street

Saratoga Springs, NY       

During the month of March the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs presents a two person show, "Healing after a Heart Attack: A Journey through Images." The show is a combination of works by a brother and sister, Steve Parker from Fairbanks, Alaska, and Anne Diggory, from Saratoga Springs, New York.

 

This exhibit presents Steve’s compelling story, in images and words, about dealing with a heart attack. He undertook three different artistic projects, each in response to a new crisis, each one helping him heal in some important way.  Complementing his work are paintings and mixed media pieces that Anne created in direct response to her brother’s story. Additionally, her experience working on Steve’s labyrinth project influenced the three large landscapes on display.

Steve's text and images can be seen at www.heartak.com  

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March 3-April 28th, 2007                     change of direction

Riverfront Studios

96 Broad Street

Schuylerville, NY 12871

518-695-5354

Affiliated

Diggory, Johnson, Merancy and Park

                                                             28 Images from Exhibition

                                                                       click here

 

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Anne Diggory: Forces of Nature         October '06 thru March  '07

677 Prime

677 Broadway at Clinton

Albany NY

 

          


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10 for 10                                                         Spillway  '02           Garden Variety

                                                                               acry/canvas 72x54"                      Landscape III      '06

Ten Artists/Ten Years                                                                                            mixed media 30x22"   

Oct 28-Nov 25, 2006

    

  

at the Arts Center

320 Broadway

Saratoga Springs, NY

   

                                                                  

 

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         JULY 28- August 17th, 2006

                                                                click here to see artwork in show

         ANNE DIGGORY                                     

         RECENT PAINTINGS: LAKESIDE IN THE ADIRONDACKS

        

          Depot Theatre, Westport , NY

 

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Saratoga Inside Out   -

Juried Exhibition

July 22 - September 3, 2006 ,  Reception Aug  3,   6- 8:30

Saratoga County Arts Council Gallery

 

Anne's piece in the show is titled "Outside-In"

It is acrylic on top of a digital collage of a photograph and a painting.

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AUGUST  12    - SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2006               

                                                               Click on image for larger view

Our Warming World :

SPRING STREET GALLERY  

110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Anne's piece is a digital collage of a detail of one of her paintings and graphs of global warming. It is a layered reference to the complex interaction of emotional impact, observation and analysis in both science and art. Fallen trees can be seen as both beautiful and terrible. They can be an indicator of inevitable change in the forest - part if the natural process. But multiplied in effect from global warming, such raising water levels can be catastrophic.

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   February 4- March 3 , 2006       link to show images
      Yale:  Davenport College Gallery 
                 New Haven, Ct
         Encounters and Memories: Paintings and Drawings by:
       Anne Diggory and Rebecca Newman
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Thirty seven years ago, in 1969, Diggory and Newman entered with the first class of women at Yale. While living across from each other at Vanderbilt Hall, Anne started out intending to major in Mathematics and Rebecca was in Directed Studies with an intended major in Philosophy. Both soon discovered a new focus in the outstanding Art Department and they started a lasting friendship that involved sharing the joys and frustrations of making art. Diggory and Newman have continued to make art and exhibit on separate coasts. The Davenport exhibition will include works specifically related to their Yale experience. In the background of some of Diggory's paintings are images of works done at Yale. Newman's drawings use a tree in the Davenport courtyard as a jumping off point for explorations of ideas about Martin Buber's concept of visual encounters.
   

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      September 6- October 1, 2005         link to show images
       Solo Exhibition  
      The ways things happen to fall  
         Blue Mountain Gallery                         click here for images
          530 West 25th Street, Fourth Floor
          New York, NY 10001
         (646) 486-4730 |   
   

                                                            


       ANNE DIGGORY  --   WILDERNESS EXPLORATIONS
       PAINTINGS OF THE ADIRONDACKS          
    

               JUNE  20TH- JULY 25TH, 2004
               at  THE ADIRONDACK  PARK AGENCY                Click here for images from exhibition

     VISITOR INTERPRETIVE CENTER,                       

                   Paul Smiths, NY                                                   
                                                                    

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Horses, Saratoga Style 2002

No longer on exhibit. Purchased by Neil Golub.

On WMHT - A documentary of the city-wide project that includes footage of several artists including Anne Diggory at work on the horse and interviews with her. Available for purchase 584-4132

An exhibition of fiberglass horses all over Saratoga Springs, NY, included a Farmers' Market horse, "Seattle Slaw," by Anne Diggory. Sponsored by Jerry and Marcia MacDonald, it is covered with fruits, flowers and vegetables that are available at the market. The left side has the fall crop, the right side has spring and summer treats. Included are: a winner's wreathe of eggplants, an Adam's apple, ears of corn, onions for bunions, and a saddle of zucchini (everyone is always saddled with too much zucchini). Many of the images are based on paintings from the last 15 years. (Click to see more horse images.)