The Plains, New Paintings
On Saturday, April 27th, there will be an exhibition of paintings by Peter Bonner. The work will be on display through May 19th with a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 27th from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.
The Fence in the Lady, 2019, oil on linen, 31 x 23 inches
“Over the past few years, I’ve been thinking about “The Plains”, by Gerald Murnane, and the psychological landscape that exists as an inseparable conflation of mind, place and the tensions that time creates. These tensions evolve slowly, imperceptibly at times as they do in my paintings. In my paintings I watch as these tensions form, watching for the suggestive potentials of space, of narrative, of presence.
For me the process I employ to do this doesn’t beat about the bush, it’s intentionally rough, primitive even, and direct. It reveals and exposes those things I notice, like light, and half-formed memories of places or tiny details of interactions I never knew I’d witnessed. I think about the edges and how they dictate this psychological landscape where land and mind are one, and how this comes into existence in a space that’s flat and deep at the same time, a sort of elliptical space, like the lens in one’s eye.”
Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, from 11:00 till 5:00 p.m. For further information about the gallery, the artists and upcoming exhibitions, visit www.johndavisgallery.com