Artspace111 is pleased to present Peter Harrington's solo exhibition, An Expansive Moment at the Accordion Temple. Harrington's illustrative paintings have a soothing and subtle surrealist quality that combines forms into tranquil temples of worship from another dimension. The exhibition opens on February 7th, with an opening reception from 5 - 8 p.m., and is on display until March 23rd, 2019.
"An aesthetic influence for me has been with the Imagist School of Chicago, however my work has taken its own path into uncharted territory. My paintings are a kind of Kabuki of forms, often have a totemic, iconic expression. An unlikely, but inevitable, intersection of elements from primitive nature and the human presence, toward a philosophical whole. Artist friends have commented on the humor and inventiveness of the way things are put together, pointing to the pure ideas behind the resolved work. Some years spent living in Zen Monastic communities and solitary retreats in the wilderness have also lent a certain feeling of relatedness to the natural world and the paintings have since been marked by these experiences."