Have you met…Peter Shear?


An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and other I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The artist I’d like to introduce is the painter Peter Shear, who was recommended to me by Justine Frischmann, and David T Miller.

Untitled 13-27 2013 acrylic on canvas 14 x 11"

Untitled 13-27
2013
acrylic on canvas
14 x 11″

Peter Shear was born in 1980 in Beverly Farms, MA; he lives in Bloomington, IN.

A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Sausageopens May 18, 2013 at the Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL. Upcoming group shows include What I Like About You, curated by Julie Torres at Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, and Reason & Romance, curated by Alain Biltereyst, 6b Gallery, Elingen, Belgium. He has been written about in New City and The Chicago Tribune, and has been featured online in Megazine, Forget Good, Two Coats of Paint and ART BLOG ART BLOG. A selection of work will appear in New American Paintings #107.

Untitled 13-16 2013 acrylic and gel medium on canvas 10 x 8"

Untitled 13-16
2013
acrylic and gel medium on canvas
10 x 8″

“What really sends me is artwork containing a spaciousness of address, which allows for my looking to become consuming and urgent. In these moments the relationship between object and audience can be truly generative, a partnership. The gulf of meaning present in an artwork separating artist from viewer is pretty mysterious and it feels good operating near that place.

As I work compositions arrive and depart mostly in spite of my involvement and best intentions. Rules have been made to follow or not. Paintings sometimes take minutes and sometimes weeks and months of activity, ending somewhere unavoidable, images suspended in becoming; an environment for the viewer to develop a framework through which to see whatever she likes.” PS

Untitled 12-120 2012 acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and gel medium on canvas 10 x 8"

Untitled 12-120
2012
acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and gel medium on canvas
10 x 8″

Other articles relating to Peter Shear.

Studio Critical: Peter Shear

Artist of the week: Peter Shear

Buddy of work: Peter Shear

Five Questions: Peter Shear

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