The exhibition, Greg Bryson: Recent Work, will be on view in Hunt Gallery of Mary Baldwin University September 2-27. His work tends to be sculptural and refers to and uses ideas and processes of painting. Although generally abstract, Bryson’s work reflects his responses to the natural world, often suggesting objects such as coral, honeycomb, roots, shadows cast by leaves, and the tiny structures of rocks and shells.
Bryson, who lives in Blacksburg, earned a BFA from Virginia Tech in 1992 and an MFA from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1997. He taught in the Department of Art and Art History at Virginia Tech from 1998 to 2001.
Bryson has been an active participant and assistant to the featured artists in the Mountain Lake Workshop. The workshop, founded by artist and Virginia Tech art professor Ray Kass, emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches and generally a response to the local environment. Featured artists have included John Cage, Jiro Okura, Mierle Ukeles, and, recently, Jackie Matisse, among others. Since 1992 Bryson has shown his work in the XYZ Gallery in Blacksburg, the Armory Art Gallery of Virginia Tech, Staller Center for the Arts at SUNY, Stony Brook, and in the Hunter College Galleries in New York City and the William King Regional Arts Center in Abingdon, Virginia, among other places.
The exhibition will open with a public reception for the artist Monday, September 9, 4:30-6 p.m. Hunt Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work in all media by regionally and nationally recognized artists. The gallery is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the academic year.