Peters Projects is pleased to present The Sixth Sense, a group show exploring the idea of other-worldly manifestations in aesthetic approaches. The exhibition will include Ligia Bouton, Farrell Brickhouse, Eric Garduño, Matt McClune, and Jason Middlebrook.
Painter, Farrell Brickhouse, depicts personal vignettes in his signature impasto style. He often revisits works created a decade ago and reestablishes a dialog from his current perspective. “I want my paintings to be a haunted living presence that reveals to the viewer passion, intellect, mystery and that changes with each days new light”.
Ligia Bouton combines sculpture with performance, digital video, photography, and drawing to create her narratives. Bouton often draws on sources from art history, classical and contemporary literature, and science. The installation, Tea and Table Tilting, explores the intersection between fantasy and reality, and desire and deception in early documentation of Victorian parlor séances.
Eric Garduño’s current work is about the translation of his drawings into objects. Garduño’s drawn imagery, such as high contrast stripes and dynamic geometric shapes, occur in both ancient cultural patterns and modern graphic design. These archetypal motifs imply visual expressions of power. The objects, unlike the precision and sophistication of the drawings, come from a place of rough, raw, and immature construction, as the artist conjures memories from his 12-year old past.
St. Romain, located in Burgundy, France, is where painter Matt McClune lives and works. Initially, one might feel this is an odd choice - with its lush vineyards and charming landscape - given the moody, light reflecting paintings of acrylic on anodized aluminum that McClune often creates. However, if you experience Burgundy in November fog and in the sunny early summer it becomes evident that the diversity of these seasons informs McClune’ s work, alternatively hauntingly somber and gorgeous or exuberant in their eruption of color and light.
Jason Middlebrook focuses on the complex relationship between nature’s power and man’s interaction with it. His wood plank sculptures incorporate hard-edged abstract painting on rough, craggy, natural planks of wood hewn from trees locally sourced near his Hudson, NY studio. Working with and against the grain, his patterning is reminiscent of tribal cultures, being influenced by the Aboriginal art that he experienced while living in Australia. The impressive works have recently been seen in exhibitions at MASS MoCa, SITE Santa Fe, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.