Peter Gordon, High Noon, 2012

12.10.12: Peter Gordon

I layer tens of thousands of marks in these large-scale drawings, which test my limitations, progress, and ability to adapt. While drawing, I encounter choices similar to those I face as a living thing, including aspects of timing, pressure, abundance, growth, and decay. I see references to my experiences and survival in the play of lines. For inspiration, I go outside to connect with my surroundings in different weather and lighting conditions, and especially enjoy the active visuals in forests and streams. I want my compositions to feel curious, stable, and unpredictable.

Peter Gordon is a painter, teacher, and graphic designer in the Washington D.C. area. He earned his MFA at the University of Maryland in 2007, and BFA at the University of Massachusetts in 2002. He has participated with the artist collectives, Sparkplug, in Washington D.C., and The Storefront Artist Project, in his hometown, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Peter’s artwork has been widely exhibited, including shows in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York City, and abroad. He continues to develop his artwork, exhibit, and work with other artists.

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