Fred Duignan will be exhibiting is autobiographical diptych series of 18 works entitled 3twenty9 at Green Kill in May of 2018.
Fred Duignan is a painter residing in Woodstock, New York who has exhibited since the 1980s nationally, including New York City and internationally. He is a former art critic for Cover, a 1980s NYC downtown arts and entertainment magazine and served as Art Curator for the Paterson Museum in the late 80s and early 90s.
“After many years of harnessing technique, pursuing picturing, responding to trends and restating history, I now avoid making art that is burdened by technique, overwhelmed by thought, or crushed by style. Painting has become an experience based on the belief in my hand as a channel for the collaboration between materials and my life’s deep psychological underpinnings. It is in the resultant dialogue of mind and body with color and form where my originality resides. The uniqueness of the resulting object as itself fully revealed presents the viewer with a complex visual experience resulting in direct personal recognition.
My new series of 18 diptychs titled 3twenty9 utilizes and confronts some of the darker events experienced at that address where my childhood took place. A poet with the Rutherford, NJ poetry group LUNCH (now the Red Wheelbarrow Poets) since the 1970s, I am employing poems as painted elements in each piece to illuminate and be illuminated by the companion image. “