Gary Conger, born in Peninsula, Ohio, has worked in New York’s graphic arts industry for over twenty years. A relatively new painter, Conger has studied at Wesleyan University, the School for Visual Arts and The Art Barge in Amagansett, New York. Conger represents the rooftops of New York’s older buildings as a self-contained environment, the canopy of our urban forest, a scene that is gradually vanishing from view as the city continues its inexorable rise into the sky. His paintings preserve these views for us and make them accessible to newcomers and long-time New Yorkers alike. Conger achieved early notoriety in the art world at age eight when his drawing of a hammock was published in the Akron Beacon Journal.