re:emerge, re:connect, re:create
Oil on Canvas
Oil on canvas, 42 x 52 inches
May 22 - June 21, 2009
Helena Davis & Frable Galleries
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity."
-- Carl Jung
It is this play instinct that Jung speaks of that leads me to use a variety of oil paints and thinners, working on canvas or wood. Occasionally, I will add a rough layer of plaster and dig into it before it dries then paint over the rugged surface. Often, l'll use a seemingly finished work as the underpainting for another piece, contributing to a deep layering of color, texture, and emotion.
I am influenced by the historical styles of abstract expressionism, neo-abstraction, and formalism. I seek to present the tension between states of constancy and new growth in abstract ways that evoke a feeling or idea that can't be fully described, but is intrinsic to the human experience.
Duane Cregger is an emerging contemporary artist who lives and works in the mountains of Virginia. His work hangs in public spaces and galleries in Virginia and in private collections in the mid-Atlantic and northern California. For more information, visit www.duanecregger.com.
Opening Reception Fourth Friday
May 22, 7-10 pm
Free and Open to the Public
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