Occasional Acts of Art
About the Exhibit
Peter’s work is conceptual assemblage – found boxes or small painter’s canvasses with tableaus of found objects and small plastic figures. Peter’s pieces often feature found photographs, film negatives and lights. Peter explains, “To keep ourselves sane we insist that what we do has purpose and will last and ultimately that the world makes sense. In my art I try to point to the tenuousness of that found order, and draw attention to the randomness and transient nature of our world.”
For the past 20 years Peter has been advising political candidates, causes and elected officials at all levels. Over two decades he has worked for Senator Kennedy, three members of the US House, and has advised organizations ranging from “America Funniest Home Videos” to the World Wildlife Fund. For a short time in the late 1990s Peter exhibited work in galleries in the Washington area, but largely he stopped producing art by 2003. Several years ago fellow part-time artist and full-time D.C. United Head Coach, Ben Olsen asked Peter to donate a few pieces to a “Ben Olsen and Friends” fundraiser for Bread for the City. The pieces sold, and Peter was back at art. This is the artist’s first solo exhibit.