May 28 - August 23, 1999
The landscape of the American Midwest has been the subject of Harold Gregor’s paintings since 1971. With mathematical precision, Harold Gregor has consistently taken images of the plains and the working farm, creating rock-solid color statements that capture the rich texture of nature, all the while investing these traditionally clichéd images with “wonder and revived meaning.” The paintings in this show are the result of the many years of Gregor’s survey of the heartland, and also of his recent experimentations in subject and media.
Having focused on the landscape of the Southwest as his subject for years, Ken Holder shifted his direction in 1996 to the vistas along the two thousand miles of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Anticipating the expedition’s bicentennial in 2004, Holder has been avidly compiling research material through books and many trips along this territory, documenting and interpreting the current conditions of the terrain. The exhibited works are selected from the resulting body of work that includes over four hundred preparatory drawings and watercolors and over thirty large and small-scale paintings.