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2014 Exhibitions


 

David Pirrie: Mapping the Tetons

08.14.14 -   09.03.14

Opening Reception Thursday, August 14th 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 
 

David Pirrie's interest in mountains dates back to his childhood, when he and his brother would scramble around their backyard in British Columbia's coastal range on Vancouver's North Shore. Pirrie's reverence for these snow -capped peaks extends itself into a devotional pursuit whereby he not only paints these mountains but climbs most of them as well. Recent ski mountaineering expeditions into the Grand Tetons gave Pirrie an intimate sense for the mountain range and its characteristics, forging a relationship between the images he creates and his experience.

In removing the individual mountain from the surrounding range Pirrie decontextualizes his subject, making it symbolic rather than representational. He treats his mountains like celebrities, fashioning larger than life, unattainable, beautiful and mysterious portrayals. David records their rugged features in detail, as they individually assume their own unique personalities. His use of bright melodramatic colors and dot overlay draws aesthetic and conceptual comparisons to Pop Art, implicating these colossal stone figures in the pop culture lexicon. In this light the work becomes an exercise in re-framing how we perceive the mountains; examining the function of representation and how preserving something in imagery can make it iconic.

David's mapping of the Tetons is also a form of personal inquiry. The dots may represent coordinate plotting, metaphorically pointing to the impermanence of their man-made structures that attempt to prescribe location at the intersection of human and geological time. David also paints evidence of erosion, hoping to remind us of the temporal nature of the mountains which, seemingly anchored in time, force us to acknowledge our transient existence on this earth.

A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will support
Jenny Lake Ranger Fund

 



 

 

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th

5 - 8 p.m.

155 West Broadway, Jackson Hole

Click to view exhibition catalog

 

Wine tasting generously provided by:

JACKSON HOLE WINERY

 

A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will support the

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

 

 



 

 MEET THE ARTIST

GWYNN MURRILL

Saturday, September 13th - 5 - 6 pm

National Museum of Wildlife Art Western Visions Show & Sale Featured Artist Gwynn Murrill will join us in the gallery to meet guests and discuss her work.

 

 

 


 WESTERN VISIONS

CELEBRATION SALON

Saturday, September 14th - 11 am - 2 pm

Diehl Gallery proudly presents six artists selected for the Wild 100 at this
year's Western Visions Show & Sale at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

Susan Goldsmith; Simon Gudgeon; KOLLABS/Anke Schofield & Luis Garcia-Neely;
Gywnn Murrill (Feature Sculptor ); Richard Painter; and Les Thomas

Join us for a visit with UK artist Simon Gudgeon. Light Brunch and Bloody Marys will be served!

 

 


PAST EXHIBITIONS 2014



 


Gwynn Murrill: Selections from the Studio

07.24.14 - 08.12.14

Opening Reception Thursday, July 24th 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

 

 

A portion of proceeds from this exhibition will support

 

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