Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3 Women: 3 Dimensions



Curated by photographer Fernando Delgado, 3 DIMENSIONS  promises to be a lively exhibition featuring the work of three New Mexico women artists: Heidi Pollard, Gail Gering, and myself. There will be a reception for the artists on January 13th, from 3:30 to 5:30pm.  If you are unable to join us for the opening, please note that the exhibition continues through May 2nd.  Hours are 9am-4:30pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9am-4pm on Fridays.  The OASIS Institute is closed on the weekends.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Poetry



I love the way these two images interact.  I have been looking at them both together on the studio wall for a month now, and I enjoy them so much I thought I'd share them as a pair.  On the left is my oil painting, Shimmering Air.  On the right, is a photo collage from a 2014 calendar, called Tao (published by Amber Lotus Publishing).  Although my grid painting has the rigid elements of geometry, it still floats and shimmers, much like the reflection of the winter branches in the water in the photograph.  I also enjoy how the calligraphic elements in the photo collage mirror the grid composition of the painting.

At this time of reflection, at the end of the year, I would like to wish all of you a very blessed 2015.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Exhibition

Space Gallery presents 'The 12 Inches of Christmas Holiday Extravaganza!' The exhibition will feature more than 30 established artists, each producing a mini-series in a 12"x12" format. Part giant art show, part epic holiday party. Please join us as we kick-off the holiday season with good cheer and fun!

Artists Include: Marks Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Kate Beck, Tonia Bonnell, Michael Burnett, Judy Campbell, Diane Cionni, Jeff Curry, Ryan David, Haze Diedrich, Jana Diedrich, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Graeme Duncan, Miguel Edwards, Marcus Fitzgibbons, Sarah Fox, Carlene Frances, Jason Lee Gimbel, Jane Guthridge, Howard Hersh, Scott Holdeman, Jeff Juhlin, Nancy Koenigsberg, Diane McGregor, Ian McLaughlin, Conor O'Donnell, Corey Postiglione, Lisa Purdy, Mike Rand, David Sawyer, Karen Scharer, Marleen Seckendorf, Steve Shachtman, Betsy Stewart, Sharon Swidler, Laura Wait, John Wood, and Anya Zuckerberg.

The exhibition will run from December 2, 2014 to January 24, 2015.  There will be an opening reception on Tuesday evening, December 9th, 6:00-10:00pm. 

Four of my paintings from the Winter Poem series will be on view.  Hope to see you at the reception!


Diane McGregor, Winter Poem 1-4, oil on canvas, 12x12 inches each





Monday, October 20, 2014

Collaboration



The recent Surface exhibition at Space Gallery in Denver was beautifully installed.  The curator of the gallery happened to hang my paintings, Drift 1 - 4, in a vertical stack, instead of the long horizontal line I had originally envisioned.  The dimensions of this stack are 36 inches wide by approximately 58 inches high. I think this presentation gives the series a new interpretation from what I had intended and, in fact, I love this stacked grouping.  I feel as though the curator, Michael Burnett, has collaborated with me on an entirely singular piece!

The exhibition closes on November 1st, so if you happen to be in Denver please visit the gallery and enjoy the show.



Monday, September 15, 2014

SURFACE at Space Gallery in Denver

Space Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition entitled, SURFACE, opening Friday, September 26th.  There will be a reception for the artists on September 26th from 6:00-9:00pm. In addition to my work, this show will feature work from nine other artists: Jo Marks Aardsma, Tonia Bonnell, Michael Burnett, Nancy Charak, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Carlene Frances, Susan Gibbons, Nancy Koenigsberg, and Sharon Swidler.  SURFACE is the fifth installment of the "Art of the Real" series of exhibitions, curated by Jo Marks Aardsma.

From Space's website: "This exhibit interests itself in the 'non-objective': art that is not representational, that contains no recognizable figures or objects, art that has no intentional derivation from any concrete matter. The work for this show was selected because each artist uses the surface as a crucial element beyond a vehicle on which to apply a medium….either revealing what is behind/under the surface or concealing/altering/manipulating the surface itself and in a palette of white, black, gray, or neutral."

The four paintings from my Drift series were specifically created for this installation. The show will be up through November 1st, 2014. I hope you'll have a chance to visit the exhibition.


Diane McGregor, Drift 4, 2014, oil on canvas, 12 x 36 inches