presence, while the shadow, an absence, has a presence of its own. Gregg’s objects have “their own stories” and are ready to play a role in ours as we wander visually among them, interrupting their shadowed and reflected relationships, imposing our own. When we step back, they resume. Gregg’s recent paintings can be seen at George Billis Gallery in New York, December 4 through January 7.
together. They make sense.” He plays with light and shadow as well as the relationship of the objects and then does a full-scale, detailed drawing on thin paper. He then transfers the drawing to a gessoed panel. When the painting feels like “This is what I’m seeing” he is finished. In Martini and Apples the solidity of the apples is balanced visually by the shadow of the martini glass on the right. The glass itself is nearly centered, creating an iconic
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They reflect, pick up one another’s color and cast their own. They may imply human, temporal relationships—two martinis, two cigarettes, two people gone away for a moment, or forever. He comments, “In a funny way the absence of the people implies their presence.” When he is setting up the still lifes, Greg says he’s “not thinking literally. Generally, the things seem like they all belong
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