Anne Diggory

 Anne Diggory:  Out of Place  —  Shifts in media, location and content

Jan 30- Feb 24, 2018

Opening Reception    Thursday,  Feb 1, 5-8pm

Gallery talk  Saturday Feb 24, 4 pm  followed by closing reception


video of Anne Diggory at the show

Blue Mountain Gallery presents Out of Place, an exhibition of recent works by Anne Diggory that involve shifts in media, location and content. The light-infused works include large lake scenes derived from canoeing Adirondack waterways in upstate New York, plein air paintings from trips to California and Arizona, and studio interiors with surprising juxtapositions of palettes, everyday objects and paintings. Some pieces in the show have a double life as backgrounds, as in “Blue Plate Special,” where a swirl of peaches sits in front of the circle of lily pads in “Overture.”   In “Grand Illusion,” a floral portrait of a pale amaryllis dwarfs a painting of the Grand Canyon.

In the mixed-media hybrid works, the shifts between painting, photography and digital manipulation continue to be “startling and disorienting, as well as beautiful,” with “mysterious, absorbing blends” (Jay Rogoff, Adirondack Life, March 2015). In “Overture,” crisp foreground details mixed with loosely descriptive marks tentatively anchor the dynamic forces of the wider scene. A playful piece, “Out of Place at Huletts Landing,” interweaves details from a 19th century painting of the location by David Johnson with photographic details and a loosely painted, invented foreground. For Diggory’s exhibition, Hybrid Visions, at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, the curator Erin Coe wrote, “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.”

Anne Diggory is known for her combination of careful 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. She has maintained a studio in Saratoga Springs, New York, for forty years while also working on location in the Adirondacks of New York and on her travels.


Recent Exhibitions:

biOcular     March 24 – April 18, 2015

    Link to works in exhibition

–Solo Exhibition at The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY   Hybrid Visions   Sept 27th 2014 – January 4th, 2015

Online catalogue

–2012  solo exhibition:   Anne Diggory : Turbulence          January 3 – 28, 2012



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