Statement/Bio

I’m interested in concepts of permanence, deterioration, the passing of time, and cycles of nature that I document with photographs or with mixed-media collage that also reference nature and environmental issues. My long-time interest in mark-making, printmaking, and photography come together in these pieces, incorporating photographs of nature with paint, text, and recycled materials.

For the past several years, in my Shadow Series, I have documented the passage of time by photographing morning shadows through curtains, and the changes that occur as the color and intensity of the light changes with the weather and seasons. The same themes of permanence and impermanence are explored in my most recent photographs of crumbling walls.
 
My collaborative work with poet Raffael de Gruttola combining text and images is published on Contemporary Haiga online, and has been shown in Japan and Romania.

Peggy McClure is an artist and photographer living in MetroWest Boston. She attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and took courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and New England School of Photography. She has been on the faculty of the Danforth Museum School, where she taught photography classes and mixed media workshops. Her work has been exhibited In Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.

 
 
 
Select Shows 
2014     Kingston Gallery, July: A Sense of Place, solo show, center gallery
2014     Kingston Gallery: Free Association 2014: Kingston Associates’ Annual Exhibit
 
2013     Kingston Gallery, Boston: Free Association 2013: Kingston Associates’ Annual Exhibit
2013     Fountain Street Fine Art, Cotton, Framingham, MA
 
2011      Kingston Gallery, Boston: X, associate members show 
2011      Danforth Museum, Community of Artists, Annual Juried Members show, Framingham, MA
2011      The Center for Art in Natick, June 7 through July, Danforth Faculty Show, Natick, MA
 
2010      Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA: Free Association, associate members show          
2010      Gallery 7, The Elegant Miniature, Maynard, MA
 
2009      Arsenal Center for the Arts, 2-person show, Watertown, MA
2009      Danforth Museum Juried Members Show, Framingham, MA
 
2005      Process – Influence – Collaboration, Newbury College Art Gallery, Brookline, MA
2005      Reflections and Abstractions, 3-person show, Perspectives Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2005      Danforth Museum, Faculty Show, Framingham, MA
 
2004      Photography Atelier, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
 
2003      Photography Exhibit, The Center for Arts in Natick, MA (honorable mention)
2003      New England Photographers ’03, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
2003      Close to Home, invitational 3-person show, The Center for Arts at Natick, MA
 
2001      Overlay, small group show, ArtSpace, Maynard, MA
2001      Danforth Museum Juried Members Show, Framingham, MA
 
1999      Relationships: Mothers & Daughters, Transit Fine Arts Gallery, Oil City, PA
1999      Expressions of Reality, University Place, Cambridge Art Association, MA
 
2000, 1996, 1998, 2000   (honorable mention) Distinguished Artists Invitational Exhibition, Concord Art Museum