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GREG RAGLAND A Moment in Flight

Greg Ragland’s paintings have a sense of playful serenity about them. His colors and compositions flow together to create depth and movement of which his subject, the hummingbirds, are able to take flight within his work. “Composition and color are key. I want to control, I want to predict the gaze of the viewer, where they enter and exit the painting. Compositionally, the birds give the paintings the freedom not to be grounded,” Ragland remarks. Hummingbirds are a garden favorite; their aerial acrobatics are always a pleasure to watch. Ragland is able to capture these tiny birds rapid movement on his canvases, showing us a moment in time of their fast paced lives. The artist refers to the calming and bright backgrounds of his paintings as “Color Fields,” in which these small energetic birds play. “My intent as the artist is for the viewer to get lost in the calming beauty of these spontaneous experiences in the nature within the seductive “Color Fields.” Greg was born in Augusta, Georgia and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He studied architecture at Arizona State university, received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and his MFA from the University of Utah. Prior to settling in Park City, Utah in 1990, Greg worked as an artist in Los Angeles and New York City.

Greg Ragland: A Moment in Flight October 20 - November 21, 2012 Reception: Saturday, October 20th from 4-6pm with Artist Talk at 5pm Cover: 2 Broadtails in Yellow with Blue and Rectangles, 2012, Acrylic on Panel, 48 x 48’’ (detail) © 2011 Gallery Bergelli. All rights reserved. 483 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939, www.bergelli.com, 415-945-9454

Gallery Bergelli features contemporary paintings and sculptures done by national and international artists. It presents work that is both visually exciting and technically strong in a unique and inviting space.

A Pair of Allens in Cream and Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36 x 36’’ $3850

2 Rufous in Brilliant Blue with Many Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 48’’ $4950

A Charm of Hummingbirds, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 24” x 48’’ $3850

A Pair of Rufous in Red with Movement, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 36” x 48’’ $4450

Male Ruby Throat in Cream, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 12 x 12’’ $925

Female Ruby Throat in Cream, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 12 x 12’’ $925

A Couple of Broadtails in Cream with Many Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 48 x 48’’ $4950

2 Broadtails in Yellow with Blue and Rectangles, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 48 x 48’’ $4950

Rufous in Green with Red, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 12 x 12’’ $925

Male Broadtail on Red with Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 12 x 12’’ $925

A Couple of Anna’s Humming in Yellow with Many Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 48’’ $4950

A Couple of Rufous in Orange Red with Rectangles, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 48’’ $4950

Ruby Throat in Blue, 2012 Acrylic on Panel 12 x 12’’ $925

2 Broadtails in Brilliant Green with Movement, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 48’’ $4950

A Pair of Ruby Throats in Cream with Many Shapes, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48” x 36’’ $4450

Education 2001 - 2003 MFA, University of Utah 1979 - 1982 BFA, Art Center College of Design 1976 - 1979 Architecture Major, Arizona State University 2012 June 16 “Flying Objects 3.0, Feathers in the Wind” Public sculpture installation, SLC, UT May 18 “Meet & Greet Greg Ragland” Hayden Hays Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO Mar. 9 - April 25 “Group Show of Paintings” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA February 13 “ The Plaza Gardens at the Public Safety Building” Awarded sculpture commission, SLC, UT January 23 “ Flying Objects 3.0” Awarded sculpture commission, SLC, UT January “ Group Show” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA 2011 Dec 3. - Dec. 24 “Annual Christmas Show” Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA Dec. - Jan. 31 “Winter Group Show” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA Nov. 11 - Dec. 24 “Massively Small” Group Show, JGO Gallery, Park City, UT Aug. - Sept. “ Fall Group Show” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA Aug 19. - Dec. 3 “New Work” JoAnne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2010 Aug. 14 - Sept 9 “Flight Within Color” Solo Show, Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA June 1 “ Park City Aquatic Center” Public painting commission, Park City, UT May 5 “ A 2010-2011 Visual Arts Committee Member,” SLC Arts Council May 4 “ People’s Portable Garden” Public sculpture commission, SLC, UT March 19 - April 11 “Environments” Solo Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT 2009 Nov. 28 - Dec. 23 “Small Works Group Show” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT Oct. 20 “ People’s Portable Garden” Awarded sculpture commission, SLC, UT July 20- Aug 21 “ Greg Ragland: New Paintings” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA May 6 “ Flying Objects 2.0” Public sculpture commission, SLC, UT Jan. 22 - Feb 8 “Arthouse ‘09” Rodes Robinson Mansion, Atlanta, GA 2008 Dec. 13 - Dec. 31 “Beyond the Obvious” Solo Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT Nov. 28 - Dec. 13 “Small Works Group Show” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT Nov. 22 - Dec. 20 “Introducing Paintings by Greg Ragland” Gallery Bergelli, Larkspur, CA May 1 - 31 “ New Work” Solo Show, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA April 15 - May 14 “Work by Greg Ragland” Dalton Cowan Gallerie, Santa Fe, NM 2007 December “ Small Works Group Show” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT September “ An Evening in Eatonton” Atlanta Gallery Association, Eatonton, GA July “ Migration” Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID April “ Migration” Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA Feb. - Mar. “ In Flight” Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT January “ Color Fields” Exhibition, Bon Appetit sponsored “Supper Club” 2007 Sundance Film Festival 2006 June 30 - Aug. 24 “The Face of Utah Sculpture 2” Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, UT Aug. 20 - 29 “ Art Against Amendment 3” Karrick Building, SLC, UT Feb. 1 - March 5 “Movement Within Spaces” Solo Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT Mar. 18 - Mar. 30 Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT 2005 Feb. 18 - April 4 Group Show, Bountiful Art Center, UT Mar. 18 - Mar. 30 Group Show, Phoenix Gallery, Park City, UT 2004 Nov. 19 - Dec. 30 “My Other Place” Solo Show, Finch Lane Gallery, SLC, UT 2003 Nov. 10 - 26 “Investigation of Self” Alvin Gittins Gallery, SLC, UT University of the West of England, Bristol, UK, Camberwell College of Art, the London Institute, UK July 26 - Aug. 26 “Simulations of Input” Solo Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT April 11 - May 11 Projection Director for Theater Production of “Hedwig and The Angry Inch” Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, UT “ Moose On The Loose” Public Art Project, Park City, UT 2002 Oct. 25 - 24 “ Utah 2002 Painting Sculpture Exhibition” Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT Nov. 13 - 20 Master’s Thesis Exhibition, Alvin Gittins Gallery, SLC, UT Nov. 11 - 27 Gittins Gallery, University Of Utah June 21 - July 24 “Celebrating the Human Form” Group Show, Fables Gallery, SLC, Utah


Greg Ragland: A Moment In Flight