Diane Ayott’s abstractions on paper, canvas, and panel are luxuriously physical objects resulting from the accrual of layer after layer of paint, color, and pattern, launched by imaginative titles into the realm of language, play, and political engagement. In their opulent surfaces, the eye experiences depth and continual movement, both spatial and aesthetic, as the mind integrates, deconstructs, and re-integrates the parts into wholes, weaving in new experiences and feelings over time living with her art.
Diane Ayott resides and maintains a studio in Salem MA and is a Professor of Art at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly MA. She is represented by Matthew Swift Gallery and by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City and Bridgehampton NY.
Current & Planned
September 9, 2023 – October 23, 2023
Your favorite mixed media artists squaring off in an aggregate of rectangles.
Past Solo Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
Past Group Exhibitions with Matthew Swift Gallery
July 1, 2022 – August 1, 2022
An exhibition of paintings and sculpture with explicit color: most titles name a color.
September 5, 2020 – October 4, 2020
An exhibition for a time of danger and transitions.
New Series One
August 10, 2019 – October 7, 2019
The gallery introduces a new name, Matthew Swift Gallery, and a new exhibition format: a group exhibition of individual treasures.
Facing Five Years
January 17, 2019 – March 31, 2019
A program of exhibitions and events revisiting Trident Gallery’s first half-decade years and assaying the next.
In With The New
January 26, 2018 – March 25, 2018
An exhibition of new, unseen, and selected works of art by represented artists.
A Time for Blue
January 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017
A themed exhibition of art selected by Director Matthew Swift.
April 7, 2016 – April 10, 2016
Trident Gallery showed works on paper by four represented artists at the 2016 AD20/21
In the Time We Have
March 12, 2016 – April 24, 2016
An exhibition of new and selected works of art reflecting themes of time, ephemerality, and maturity.