Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Press Release: Jon Gregg “Recent Works on Paper” at Amy E. Tarrant Gallery Burlington

BURLINGTON, VT — Talented Vermont artist and co-founder of the Vermont Studio Center, Jon Gregg exhibits all-new work in an artist’s reception on Friday, October 8 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Amy E. Tarrant Gallery at the Flynn Center. The collection goes on display on Saturday, October 2 and remains on display through Saturday, December 31.

The Flynn is thrilled to present Gregg’s simply titled Recent Works on Paper, consisting of oil stick with mixed media on paper which, conforming to the artist’s philosophy, are untitled. Gregg prefers not to write the expected artist’s statement, holding to his belief that “painting is a visual language and the painting should speak for itself.”

Gregg holds a M.A. in architecture and practiced the craft from 1971 to 1983. After a life- changing event in the early ‘80s, he and his life partner, Louise von Weise, decided to focus on their art and went on to create an artist colony in Johnson that is the Vermont Studio Center— the largest international artists' and writers’ residency program in the United States. Gregg has won awards from the Vermont Arts Council, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont. A practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1971, in 2006 he biked across the country to celebrate his 60th birthday.