Peter Bonner

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

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“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.”

Peter Bonner


Sculpture Garden

 Bruce Gagnier

Making It Up

May, 2014, bronze, 69 x 19 x 16 inches

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“I remember eight sides to a form
And one should have a purpose
Something like “make a good figure”
Remembering the term good and the word figure
Don’t coincide to the eight sides of a form
in a body bilateral but opposed
there is a gap between the saying and the actions
which are not mute
the words seem to sustain in off moments”

            Bruce Gagnier, 2018


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