by Sarah Judson
August 12, 2013
A few years ago, we did a post about Brooklyn-based artist and adventurer Gregory Frux
and his expedition to Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, a mountain range in the Andes over 20,000 feet in elevation. Now he is having an exhibit at the American Mountaineering Museum
in Golden, Colorado, which includes a larger painting done from his plein-air sketch on that mountainside.
"The dramatic face of rock cliffs and rubble have only become exposed in the past few years due to global warming, and I thought this was an important story to tell. The finished work includes a sluceway which is guiding meltwater away from a mountain lake -- this has been done to protect Peruvians lower down the valley from earthquake driven floods
The exhibit in Golden, which runs through the summer, also includes “The Shawangunks,” a ten-piece portfolio of etchings of the quartzite cliffs in the Hudson River Valley. Also included are oil paintings of Cerro Fitzroy, the high point of Patagonia, and Sajama, the high point of Bolivia.
Here is a photo from his trek in Peru, showing one of the porters and Greg's oil sketch inside his Guerrilla Box.
"The painting went very smoothly, with porters and guides stopping to check my progress and offer me tea. The Guerrilla box kept the panel safe through our descent over four more days of trekking and back to the United States."
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