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John Greig Jr.

Subterranean

September 2022

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A Slow Apocalypse #2: Second Son  5" x 5" x 5"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #2: Second Son (SOLD)

5" x 5" x 5"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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A Slow Apocalypse #3  8" x 4" x 5"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #3

8" x 4" x 5"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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A Slow Apocalypse #4  7" x 7" x 3"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #4

7" x 7" x 3"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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A Slow Apocalypse #8  4" x 15" x 7"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #8

4" x 15" x 7"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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A Slow Apocalypse #9  7" x 7" x 2"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #9 (SOLD)

7" x 7" x 2"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  8" x 5" x 3"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands (SOLD)

8" x 5" x 3"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

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Chillida  5" x 5" x 1"  Plaster, Graphite

Chillida

5" x 5" x 1"

Plaster And Graphite

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Domino Set, 1st Version  0.375" x 2" x 1"  Porcelain, Wood

Domino Set, 1st Version

0.375" x 2" x 1"

Porcelain And Wood

 

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Impressions Of A Crystal Family  4" x 6" x 3"  Plaster, Graphite

Impressions Of A Crystal Family

4" x 6" x 3"

Plaster And Graphite

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Drawing, A Slow Apocalypse #9  16" x 11"  Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing, A Slow Apocalypse #9

16" x 11"

Graphite And Watercolor

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Drawing #1, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  8" x 5"  Graphite

Drawing #1, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

8" x 5"

Graphite

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Drawing #2, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Hands  8" x 5"  Graphite

Drawing #2, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Hands (SOLD)

8" x 5"

Graphite 

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Drawing #3, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  16" x 11"  Graphite, Watercolor

Drawing #3, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

16" x 11"

Graphite And Watercolor

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Drawing #4, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  11" x 8"  Graphite, Watercolor

Drawing #4, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

11" x 8"

Graphite And Watercolor

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Drawing #5 'A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands'  11" x 8"  Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #5, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

11" x 8"

Graphite And Watercolor

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Drawing #1: Impressions Of A Crystal Family  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing #1: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

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Drawing #2: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

8" x 5"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing #2: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

8" x 5"

Graphite And Ink Wash

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Drawing For An Abandoned Project #1  16" x 11"  Graphite

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #1

16" x 11"

Graphite

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Drawing For An Abandoned Project #2  16" x 11"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #2

16" x 11"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

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Duo In Stone  10" x 8"  Graphite, Print, Ink Wash

Duo In Stone

10" x 8"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

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Drawing Duo #1  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #1

5" x 8"

Graphite

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Drawing: Duo #2  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #2

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

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Drawing: Duo #3  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #3

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

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Drawing: Duo #4  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #4

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

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Duo From Above #1  12" x 16"  Graphite

Duo From Above #1

12" x 16"

Graphite

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Duo From Above #2  12" x 16"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Duo From Above #2

12" x 16"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

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Duo From Below #1  12" x 16"  Graphite

Duo From Below #1

12" x 16"

Graphite

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Duo From Below #2  12" x 16"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Duo From Below #2

12" x 16"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

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A Slow Apocalypse #2: Second Son  5" x 5" x 5"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #2: Second Son (SOLD)

5" x 5" x 5"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #3  8" x 4" x 5"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #3

8" x 4" x 5"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #4  7" x 7" x 3"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #4

7" x 7" x 3"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #8  4" x 15" x 7"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #8

4" x 15" x 7"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #9  7" x 7" x 2"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #9 (SOLD)

7" x 7" x 2"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  8" x 5" x 3"  Wood, Plaster, Graphite

A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands (SOLD)

8" x 5" x 3"

Wood, Plaster & Graphite

Chillida  5" x 5" x 1"  Plaster, Graphite

Chillida

5" x 5" x 1"

Plaster And Graphite

Domino Set, 1st Version  0.375" x 2" x 1"  Porcelain, Wood

Domino Set, 1st Version

0.375" x 2" x 1"

Porcelain And Wood

 

Impressions Of A Crystal Family  4" x 6" x 3"  Plaster, Graphite

Impressions Of A Crystal Family

4" x 6" x 3"

Plaster And Graphite

Drawing, A Slow Apocalypse #9  16" x 11"  Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing, A Slow Apocalypse #9

16" x 11"

Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #1, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  8" x 5"  Graphite

Drawing #1, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

8" x 5"

Graphite

Drawing #2, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Hands  8" x 5"  Graphite

Drawing #2, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Hands (SOLD)

8" x 5"

Graphite 

Drawing #3, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  16" x 11"  Graphite, Watercolor

Drawing #3, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

16" x 11"

Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #4, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands  11" x 8"  Graphite, Watercolor

Drawing #4, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

11" x 8"

Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #5 'A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands'  11" x 8"  Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #5, A Slow Apocalypse #10: A Parting of Our Hands

11" x 8"

Graphite And Watercolor

Drawing #1: Impressions Of A Crystal Family  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing #1: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing #2: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

8" x 5"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing #2: Impressions Of A Crystal Family

8" x 5"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #1  16" x 11"  Graphite

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #1

16" x 11"

Graphite

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #2  16" x 11"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Drawing For An Abandoned Project #2

16" x 11"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

Duo In Stone  10" x 8"  Graphite, Print, Ink Wash

Duo In Stone

10" x 8"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

Drawing Duo #1  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #1

5" x 8"

Graphite

Drawing: Duo #2  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #2

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #3  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #3

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #4  5" x 8"  Graphite And Ink Wash

Drawing: Duo #4

5" x 8"

Graphite And Ink Wash

Duo From Above #1  12" x 16"  Graphite

Duo From Above #1

12" x 16"

Graphite

Duo From Above #2  12" x 16"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Duo From Above #2

12" x 16"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

Duo From Below #1  12" x 16"  Graphite

Duo From Below #1

12" x 16"

Graphite

Duo From Below #2  12" x 16"  Graphite, Print, And Ink Wash

Duo From Below #2

12" x 16"

Graphite, Print & Ink Wash

“I’m not intending to celebrate human logic or achievement. Rather, what nature will achieve little by little, layer by layer…”

- John Greig Jr.

John Greig Jr. - Subterranean - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

Impressions Of The Crystal Family, 4" x 6" x 3", Plaster And Graphite

John Greig Jr. presents small sculptures created from wood, plaster and graphite in his first solo exhibition with Gross McCleaf Gallery. While his work boasts a strong architectural design, Greig’s interests reach beyond formal considerations as he contemplates global climate change and the human perspective of geological time in his models.


Each sculpture begins with a series of meticulous, schematic drawings that serve to organize Greig’s initial ideas. Typically, a manipulated wood element of milled or raw timber constitutes the base of a sculpture. Next, plaster, also known as gypsum, is slowly deposited in layers within a mold that sits atop the base. A striated pattern appears, defined by varying amounts of incorporated graphite, depicting sedimentary layers of earth and rock. The emergent mortar-like structure complements the organic wooden component, forming the artist’s final abstract piece.
 

Greig’s sculptures are intimate in scale (less than twelve inches in any direction), proportions that prompt more immediate and personal ruminations than the industrial feats of human engineering their structures call to mind. His works prophetically allude to a future time when today’s cities are beneath earth and ocean. In Greig’s world, continuous and unpredictable environmental changes persist despite the planet being dominated by a single technological species. He considers this an idea worth holding onto with humility, comfort, and peace.

Greig received a Certificate from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in 2008. He has exhibited his work extensively in solo and group shows and is presently the sculpture shop manager and a faculty member at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. This is Greig’s first solo exhibition with Gross McCleaf. Greig lives and works in Philadelphia.

John Greig Jr. - Subterranean - Exhibitions - Gross McCleaf Gallery

A Slow Apocalypse #4, 7" x 7", 3", Wood, Plaster & Graphite