Thursday, April 26, 2012

Foundry Gallery: "Occasional Acts of Art"


Exhibit Dates:
Wednesday, May 02 - Sunday, May 27
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 04, 6-8 pm
1314 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036


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 same we insists 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's Funniest Home Videos" to the World Life Fund. For a short time in the late 1990s, Peter exhibited work in galleries in the Washington area, abut larely 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.


In addition to Peter's solo show in the main Gallery, Foundry's Gallery II features member artists exhibiting work that has not been shown before at the Foundry. For an exciting array of work that changes monthly and is exhibited by a unique group of talented artists, be sure to visit the Foundry Gallery regularly. All work is for sale. For more information about the Foundry artists, please visit www.foun and click on "Artists".

The Foundry is proud to announce the publication of our first Virtual Gallery. This on line tour was developed to promote our new Art Lease/Purchase Program. The program
is designed to reach out to organizations or individuals who are looking to complement their environment with artwork that expresses their personal style or image. Artwork shown on our Virtual Gallery is currently available to lease, lease to purchase, or purchase outright through the Foundry Gallery. Detail information about each piece is available by clicking on the camera icon next to the artwork. More information on the artist may be found by clicking on the"!" link ext to the artwork.

To lease and/or purchase artwork, please contact the Foundry Gallery directly. Consultation services are also available where one of our representatives will work dire
ctly with you or your committee to assist in the selection process (hourly fees apply). Our contact information can be found by clicking on the contact icon in the main menu bar at the bottom of the Virtual Gallery screen.

To visit the Virtual Gallery, click on the image below, or copy the following link to your browser: gallery 4-2012/. Feel free to share our Virtual Gallery with friends, family and colleagues.

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