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Phone: (530) 265-9463
“Stratum in Abstraction”
By Peggy Wright
Showing at the Nevada City Winery Gallery
September 2nd – 26th
About the Show
Wright has the ability to envelop us in soft shadows and a wide spectrum of lines and colors that seem to float or define edges. There are markings and dance-like squiggles that provide plenty of contrasts and overlapping forms. In some pieces, she perfectly blends and integrates the natural world – a leaf, seedpod, or delicate roots – into these richly textured strata. Throughout her pieces, Wright offers the viewer a sense of the organic and that there is mystery beneath the surface.
Evolving Into Abstract
Artist Peggy Wright talks about her Show “Stratum in Abstraction” at the Nevada City Winey Gallery
“Strata are layers of material formed by natural or artificial means.
Layering, as a concept and metaphor for the complexity of our world, attracted me as a broad concept to explore in this body of work.
The list of substances that are formed in layers is long and varied. The earth, oceans, and forests are layered, as are bird feathers, ancient archeological sites, and human skin.
When I began to research and examine these subjects in detail, their distinct characteristics were revealed.
Mixed media collage seemed the perfect media for me to represent these unique characteristics.”
About the Artist
Artist Peggy Wright has exhibited in numerous galleries, museums, and art centers both nationally and locally. Most recently, Wright was part of the “Off the Wall” exhibit in 2021 at the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, where she also had a solo show at their ‘Off Center’ venue in 2019.
She has shown in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Illinois, Texas, and here in California – Most notably, at the Crocker Kingsley Exhibit at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento.
Locally, Wright has shown with the 888 Group, at the Alexander Gallery, and as part of SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Artist Exhibits at the Mowen Solinsky Gallery. In 2014 and 2015 she won the juried art competition for ‘Best 3D’ work at that renowned and nationally recognized event.
Wright received her BA in Arts Education from the University of Miami, in Florida.
Regionally, Wright was a founding member of the Nevada County Arts Council. She has also worked as an Arts Educator in several States. In Delaware she was an Artist in Residence for the state’s Arts Council, an Arts Program Specialist for the Delaware Division of the Arts, and spent four years with the Visual and Performing Arts Commission.
Learn More about Peggy Wright
Submissions to: Andrea Baruch at email@example.com