An Opera for Animals was first staged at Para Site in Hong Kong between 23 March and 2 June 2019, with works by over 48 artists and collectives that use opera as a metaphor for modes of contemporary, cross-disciplinary art-making. The exhibition's second iteration takes up a large portion of the Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) in Shanghai (22 June–25...
Moving across installation, painting, drawing, and writing, Malaysia-born and London-based artist Mandy El-Sayegh explores the political, social, and economic complexities of humanity, using a mosaic of information—from advertising slogans and pornographic imagery to newspaper articles—that she subjects to processes of layering,...
Get Up Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers at Somerset House in London (12 June–15 September 2019) surveys more than half a century of black creativity in Britain and beyond across the fields of art, film, photography, music, design, fashion, and literature.Curated by Zak Ové, works by approximately 100 intergenerational black...
Miles McEnery Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works by David Allan Peters, on view 30 May through 6 July at 520 West 21st Street.
Los Angeles based artist David Allan Peters' brilliantly kaleidoscopic works push the boundaries of acrylic paint as well as traditional practices of painting. Using a linocut knife, Peters dives into his works, cutting, sculpting, and carving through finely layered paint to reveal intricate, pulsating colour patterns.
Once his panels are adequately layered, Peters maps out a grid before beginning the highly physical process of cutting into his works. 'Once I start cutting, that's when the colour and pattern starts happening,' Peters says. 'I can go deeper, higher, lower. That's the payoff, finding the right mixture to make the painting harmonious.'
From a distance, Peters' vibrantly variegated works appear flattened but a closer look reveals their carefully crafted, undulating texture and a multitude of varying perspectives. As Phoebe Hoban writes, 'Peters meticulously carves away the surface of his vividly coloured, tactile paintings to reveal their underlying layers. Ghosts of earlier images don't gradually emerge: The artist literally cuts open his work so that you can see it, and then see it again. A masterful synthesis of process and product, art and artifact, each piece, like a topographical map, is a textured stratification that artfully tracks its own history.'
DAVID ALLAN PETERS (b. 1969, Cupertino, CA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.
He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT; Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, Palm Desert, CA; AKA PDX, Portland, OR; Super Optic, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA; Paintings, Marc Arranaga Contemporary Art, New York, NY; and Integrity Spiral, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
Recent group exhibitions include the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Art Toronto 2017, Royal Projects, Toronto, Canada; Hello My Name Is. . . Los Angeles, Royale Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Aftermath Post-Minimal Abstraction, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA; Looking Back at Tomorrow, Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, Palm Desert, CA; Fresh, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Palette To Palate, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Spectrum, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA; and Strataigraphic, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA.
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