Friday, February 26, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Please RSVP to 860.443.2545 ext. 129
This exhibition, the second in the Lyman Allyn’s Near :: New contemporary series, shows recent work by New London artist, Michael Peery. Featured are two large canvases rendering an imaginary scene entitled The Kiss,a private moment in a public house that may raise more questions than it answers. The first canvas, completed in 2002, apparently begged for a new version, which was just recently finished. Displayed in between the two, are seven large and commanding charcoal studies revealing part of the artist’s reconsideration of the subject and his development of the new painting. Along with these primary works, and further documenting Peery’s process, is a display of several additional visual moments along the journey. A video, presented on a flat screen also installed in the Glassenberg Gallery, extends the exploration of the genesis and realization of the painting, and completes this window into the work within the studio and the consciousness of the artist. Several other recent canvases showing different subject material round out the exhibition of contemporary figurative work.