Artist Anne Diggory paints nature's multiple expressions in the context of both contemporary and historic approaches, such as the Hudson River School. The exhibition, Anne Diggory: All in a Day's Work, features eighteen lakeside landscapes, the products of Diggory's intense concentration on a motif that often yields several works from a single day on location.
Rather than choosing just one expression of shifting light and constantly changing patterns of waves and clouds, she creates multiple versions on the spot and later in her Saratoga Springs studio. Six works focus on a day at Crane Point on Blue Mountain Lake and four on a day on Recluse Island on Lake George. The different artistic choices of medium, palette, amount of detail, and composition are both intuitive and deliberate as each one separately expresses the transitory quality of her experience.
Diggory's work, Out of Place at Huletts Landing, directly links her day at Lake George with the portrayal of the same location by the nineteenth-century artist David Johnson and his Study of Nature, Dresden, Lake George (1870), on view in the Institute's Hudson River School exhibition.