We invite you to the vernissage of Greg Dow's latest compilation of high realism paintings in his exhibition Cornucopia. Join us and the artist himself at Wallack Galleries, November 18th from 11:00am- 3:00pm.
As an artist I find inspiration everywhere I look and enjoy exploring many avenues of expression. However, the desire to follow every creative urge that energizes me doesn't fit the prevailing art world expectations. The tendency is to slot the artist into a narrowly defined niche of subject and style.
The title of this show is 'Cornucopia' as it affords an opportunity to showcase an abundance of varying subjects in a single venue. This show is a rare and unique opportunity to explore at once the many themes that engage me and glimpse the imagination of one artist.
Greg Dow was born in 1952 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has lived from coast to coast in Canada, Colorado in the United States, and in Northern France. Greg's life experiences, both as a child often moving with family and through his travels as an adult, give him a broad perspective on life and art which is apparent in his work.
During his decades as a painter, he has held many one-man shows, including exhibitions in F. D. Gallery in Kingston, Ontario, Nash Gallery in London, Ontario, Wallack Galleries in Ottawa, Shayne Gallery in Montreal, Quebec, Hollander York Gallery in Toronto, and Crisson & Hind Gallery in Hamilton, Bermuda. He was also represented by Zwicker's in Halifax and Kinsman Robinson Gallery in Toronto.
Greg Dow's art can be found in many private and corporate collections such as Queen's University, The City of Ottawa, and Sir Sanford Fleming College.
Greg commits himself to full-time painting although an introspective pause in actively exhibiting allowed a re-examination of his goals. The tension between the subject/vehicle and the abstract content of his paintings demanded reconciliation - at least to his personal comfort and satisfaction. Greg earned a degree in anthropology during this hiatus from the art world. The cultural insights gained in his studies along with a critical study of art history now allow a more profound exploration of his artistic voice.
Greg currently resides in Ontario.