Long Way Home: Paintings by Michael Gregory
New paintings of barns, silos, and rural fields against a backdrop of mountains and trees which are the product of the artist's imagination.
His landscapes are “constructs” of different buildings and places assembled and recreated by Gregory in his studio. In contrast to the tradition of “plein air” painters, Gregory does not aim to paint was he sees. Symbolic of a psychological state––an “inscape”––rather than a direct representation of the external world, Gregory’s landscapes become the stage sets where human drama plays out. Examining the seamless interaction between the geometry of the buildings and that of the landscape, Gregory calls attention to the barns and structures he paints as archaeological sites and remnants of lives once lived now eternally frozen in time.