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.
Peter Shear was born in 1980 in Beverly Farms, MA; he lives in Bloomington, IN.
A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Sausage, opens 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.
“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
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