Gregory William Frux: The Shawnagunks



"The Shawangunks" is a ten-piece portfolio of etchings by New York artist Gregory William Frux.  The quartzite cliffs known as the Shawangunks are a touchstone of rugged beauty in the Hudson Valley. Frux aims to capture this unique and enigmatic formation through his etchings. “Years wandering, climbing and hiking the Shawangunk cliffs inspired me to create this project,” says Frux. “The sensuality of the rock, hidden pools and mossy forests are quiet treasures I celebrate in this portfolio.” “The Shawangunks” consists of ten works depicting the varied aspects of the ridge. Subjects range from a waterfall pouring off the cliffs near Sam’s Point, to quiet swimming holes and the cyclopean crevices of Table Rocks. Each print has an image size of 9” x 12”, paper size 14” x 18” and was created in collaboration with Master Printer Deborah Chaney, trained at the Tamarind Institute. Three oil paintings depicting great peaks from South America and six from North America will also be included in the show. The southern series includes Cerro Fitzroy, the high point of Patagonia, and Sajama, the high point of Bolivia. Among the North American paintings are the high points of the Sierra Nevada, Mount Whitney, and Mount Washington. The power of nature is common theme, as shown in the lenticular clouds appearing in several paintings.