D. SCOTT GREGORY (b. Alexandria, Virginia, 1967)

Myndeny, 1990
oil on canvas with collage, on panel

Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
The Jack Blanton Collection
Gift of Jack Blanton

Myndeny and Caravange Femiculine (exhibited on the third floor) were created as part
of a series. Scott Gregory explains, “This is a multi-panel painting, with a two-part transitional and obscured portrait of my parents. The top part of the painting came from a sketch I did of my father in a hotel room sleeping when he was visiting.
The bottom right is a partially obscured painting from a sketch I did of my mother watching television. Both original sketches had lamps which cast a heavy chiaroscuro-esque quality. I incorporated a few quips taken from the newspaper and glossed them into the scene giving visual dimension and light humor.”

Gregory says the title Myndeny “is a simple faux acronym, sounding almost Greco-ethno-mythical . . . yet only a trivial personal meaning to me: ‘Mom You Need Dad Every Night Yourself.’”