Art Exhibition | Anne Diggory: On Location in Keene Valley and Lake George

Exhibition Corridor | Kelly Adirondack Center | January 13 – May 6, 2016

Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk – February 11, 2016, 5:30 pm

Meet the Artist – April 9, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Saratoga Springs-based Anne Diggory is known for her combination of accurate detail with expressive painting and strong abstract structure – an outgrowth of education at Yale and Indiana University and many years of exploring and painting in the natural world. Diggory shows regularly at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City and her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. For the past five summers she has spent time as artist in residence at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake.

freshness of morning hi res

Freshness of Morning by Anne Diggory

Anne Diggory creates artwork that goes beyond the description of a certain place as she conveys the experience of being in a place, of being on location. By manipulating composition, color, amount and clarity of detail and the ways that forms merge or separate, she presents the carefully observed details as an energized, light-filled whole. The signage and notebooks accompanying the exhibit document the locations and some of the artistic choices she has made to convey her experience of the landscape at hand.

The works in this exhibition focus on two areas of the Adirondacks that have inspired her many times in her 40 year painting career.  Her subject matter arises from hikes and paddles, from invitations from friends or just wandering around looking for interesting light or juxtapositions.  Both Keene Valley and Lake George attracted large numbers of artists in the 19th century for the accessibility of mountain scenery amidst settled areas. In recent years Anne has added areas to explore by tracking down some of those historic locations and has written about her adventures in a blog for the Adirondack Almanac. Her research about John Frederick Kensett at Lake George was recently published in the Metropolitan Museum Journal.

For more information about the artist, please visit her website.

Retrospection by Anne Diggory

Shoreline Retrospection by Anne Diggory

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