Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Frogtown Artwalk

September 22nd 2012
3048 North Coolidge Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

If you missed Bakersfield come on down to Frogtown - I will be there in spirit say hi to the paintings!

More info here:

If you are interested in purchasing any of the work please contact me.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Thanks to friends and family who came to the opening @ Metro Gallery in Bakersfield CA.  It was a really great crowd and the gallery space is beautiful a fun night had by all!

So its back to the studio time - this is something I recently scanned and hanging out with my neighbor Jen reminded me how much I love Houdini.


Last year I was lucky enough to have a private docent tour of the show Houdini Art and Magic at the Skirball Museum (thanks Mom!)  It was very inspiring and every since that show I have been thinking about the image of Houdini in the Water Torture Cell.

Houdini upside-down in the Water Torture Cell, c. 1912.,
photograph. Kevin A. Connolly Collection.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Repercussions and Semblance

Corrie Gregory, Repercussions,
Mixed Media 13x10.75

If you are going to be in the Bakersfield area, on Friday June 1st, please check out the 1st Friday event in downtown Bakersfield. Galleries, Restaurants, Music, good fun and view some of my new work at Metro Gallery - I'm included in a super cool show called Semblance.(more info below) Repercussions will be included in the show.

Its always interesting to see process and since a very nice person moved the scanner down from the high shelf so i could actually  use it) and I know have an Iphone (yes I have become one of them)  I have been documenting studio happenings: Follow me @ Instagram: corrieeg. Repercussions like lot's of my work it all starts with a central being that has been floating around my brain for a while. I do a lot drawings and I'll start a painting and then put it away for the future - sometimes things need to hibernate. In this instance the bunny girl below had been around for a while and when I unpacked a box there she was. This was done with oil and I will probably revisit her in the future but for now she evolved into a bear and became more simplified.  You can see the transition below. I'm not quite done with her yet she has some work to do.

Drafts for Repercussions

Semblance - Group Show

Event Dates: 6/1/2012 - 8/30/2012 Reception: Friday 6/1/2012 5-9 PM


Corrie Gregory, Cry Me A River, Mixed Media 14x 27
Location: Metro Galleries
(661) 634-9598
1604 19th Street
Bakersfield California 93301
Artist included:
Katrina Alexy
Corrie Gregory 

If you are not able to come to the opening please contact the gallery about availability and or if the piece can still be seen at the Gallery.  (BUT - there is some great work to see and Bakersfield is super cool!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Manual of Artificial Limbs and other Inspirations

It seems like a good time to post about a few inspirations that I keep close.

Manual of Artificial Limbs
Copiously Illustrated An Exhaustive Exposition of Prosthesis A. A. Marks -1908.  
Visiting family in Chapel Hill I found this at a used book store. I never get tired of looking through the pages.

Max - By
Pericle Luigi Giovannetti
I have been looking at  MAX since I was a wee on - In the Library at my Dad's and Mom's house. Brilliant.

This is an enamel piece I have had for a long time - It was done by my Aunt Atzy 
I think I need to get off my ass and check out more of her work.  

This is a shot of my studio

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Seeing Stars

John Gregory Sea Otter

Like father like daughter my father is an artist (among so many other thing) and growing up I spent hours looking at his sketchbooks.  On my last visit he got them out and we spent some quality time talking about art.  My father has always wanted to make carvings from my paintings – make jewelry – But after looking at his sketchbook I came a cross a drawing of a sea otter that my father had done.  It so inspired me that I asked if I could incorporate that image is some of my new work, since we have always wanted to collaborate…and so began the seeds for my current body of work  

My first drawing of the otter (Corrie Gregory My Education (part 2)  "WriteRight" Loose Leaf Filler from 1951. I found it on E-bay. You can see the bones are there of my fathers drawing but it is getting closer to being mine.  As I kept drawing the Sea Otter it evolved  The next draft (See Otter For Grandpa) I discovered some of the paper that I have been collecting was my grandfathers personal stationary.

(Seeing Stars Final Draft) It all seemed to make sense.  If you look closely you can see there is a small star printed on the paper.  I liked the idea of the see otter surrounded by stars.  And most importantly that he was blind.  Then came (Seeing Stars) and (Kishkes).    

Corrie Gregory My Education (part 2) Mixed on Paper 10.5x8

Corrie Gregory See Otter For Grandpa Mixed on Paper 5.5x8.5

Corrie Gregory Seeing Stars Final Draft  Mixed Media on Paper 4.5x6.5

Corrie Gregory Seeing Stars (detail) Gouache on Dura-Lar 13.75x6.5

Monday, April 2, 2012

Cry Me A River (Detail), 2012
Gouache on Dura-lar
Save This Date:
June 1st, 2012

I'm in a group show curated by Mary-Austin Klein.  "SEMBLANCE" will be at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield this June and run till August 1st.  

Artist included:
Katrina Alexy
John Brosio
Corrie Gregory
Mary-Austin Klein
Kathleen Klein-Wakefield
David Lefner
Deborah Martin
Lily Stockman
Robert Townsend

Please come it will be fun! More info to come!