Michael Gregory - "Interstices"
Michael Gregory’s paintings depict the iconic American landscape as a terrain where space seems infinite, where light can shine in the sky uninterrupted by the debris of civilization. These painting harken back to another time, yet strikingly contemporary. Stripped down to the essence of structure, a barn sets the stage for a sense of moody nostalgia and memory. Gregory’s skies are as important as the land and the structures in his paintings. Sometimes the atmosphere is ominous and stormy, while others are peaceful and filled with golden light. There is an interesting tension created by a style that is simultaneously hyper-realist yet exorbitant in scale and color. This exhibition will feature new paintings by the artist, who has work included in the collections of the Boise Art Museum, Idaho; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, Indiana; San Jose Museum of Art, California, and numerous private collections.