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GRETA WALLER


26 APRIL — 8 JUNE 2019

GRETA WALLER I C E B LO C K S E R I E S

TAYLOE PIGGOTT GALLERY 62 SOUTH GLENWOOD STREET JACKSON HOLE WYOMING TEL 307 733 0555 TAYLOEPIGGOTTGALLERY.COM


CLIFF WITH NORTHERN LIGHTS, 2018 Oil on linen 24 x 18 inches

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ELECTRIC SLIDE, 2018 Oil on canvas 36 x 30 inches

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HOLOGRAM 3, 2017 Oil on linen 20 x 16 inches

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MELTING ICE, 2014 Oil on linen 30 x 24 inches

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EASTER ICE, 2014 Oil on linen 32 x 36 inches

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TORO VERDE, 2017 Oil on linen 30 x 38 inches

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GREEN ICE, 2017 Oil on linen 20 x 16 inches

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MIAMI ICE, 2013 Oil on linen 32 x 26 inches

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CONFETTI ICE, 2018 Oil on linen 16 x 20 inches

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YELLOW ICE, 2016 Oil on linen 16 x 20 inches

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STAINED ICE, 2018 Oil on linen 22 x 18 inches

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ICE CRYSTALS, 2017 Oil on linen 34 x 23 inches

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ARCO IRIS SUAVE, 2018 Oil on linen 38 x 29 inches

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GRETA WALLER

Greta Waller is driven by her passion to explore and understand the nature of light and color. Chasing the impossible, Waller employs her subject matter to serve as vehicles through which she studies light’s fleeting and variable properties. A subject of primary and ongoing interest to Waller (for almost a decade) is ice. In her Ice Block Paintings, Waller places a block of ice on a plate, and then races to capture the light refracting within the melting block. Conceptually fascinating, this series engages the viewer by revealing a full spectrum of colors that move through the ice and its surfaces. Motivated by her curiosity, Waller is drawn to paint ice blocks because within the ice there are no boundaries. She has complete freedom to paint the rainbows of color that refract throughout the block and to challenge herself to see in new ways. Tying together Waller’s varied subjects is her investigative nature. She sees the world from a unique perspective and uses her artistic practice to come to terms with her distinctive reality. From her fascination with transformations of matter, to the nature of light and color, to Waller’s still life paintings, each composition is arresting both visually and conceptually. Born in 1983 in Indianapolis, IN, Waller earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union in 2006. She continued her studies at the University of Los Angeles, CA and received her Master of Fine Arts in 2011. Waller has participated in several select summer and exchange programs including the Chelsea College of Arts and Slade School of Fine Art in London, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and the New York Academy of Art in Manhattan. In 2017, Waller was invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at The American Academy of Arts and Letters, from which she was chosen by the Academy as an Art Award winner.

My Studio, 2008, Oil on linen, 20 x 24 in.

This catalog complements Waller’s Exhibition at Tayloe Piggott Gallery Special Thanks to Del Deo & Barzune, New York. Photography by Tuck Fauntleroy © 2019 All Rights Reserved


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GRETA WALLER | EXHIBITION CATALOG  

GRETA WALLER | EXHIBITION CATALOG