Guesthouse
Peter Barrickman


Days of Our Lives
oil on canvas, 31 X 34 in


Exhibition: November 10th - December 2012
Reception: November 10th, 6-9 pm

The Green Gallery is pleased to invite you to an exhibition of new artwork by Peter Barrickman. Presented paintings, collages, and drawings made mostly in the fall of this year stroll through themes of connecting with people from various times and locations by observing the conversation between images. This exhibition is an exchange responding to imagery, architecture, and sculpture by composing and reworking stories into a shared space: The awkward silence of Jan Miense Molenaer's 'Family Scene' yields to a crash of waves against the sinking hulk of the Royal Tar, all in plain view of a lone bar hopper who pauses tipsily on the stoop of a Tavern. In the words of the artist: 
 
The guesthouse is where unexpected travelers make their stop. Artists are guesthouses, temporarily housing the next thing...over and over. My 7th grade teacher once said to an eraser that a painful thing about losing loved ones was having them frozen in pictures wearing outdated fashions. You trust your hand to take the right shirt for today...you don't give it much thought actually...
 

Painting lives off of it's own good problems. Imagine that every painting (from prehistoric to what kindergarteners made this morning) could fit on one huge round table...all mixed together. We each have a chair at this table and can see all of the same things. When we make something ourselves we put it on the table...for anyone. 'Our paintings look like they could be friends' is more like 'It looks like painting is friends with itself' 

 

Please join us to view this exciting new body of work at the opening reception Saturday, November 10th from 6 - 9 pm or throughout the run of the show: November 10th - December 16th, 2012.







Guesthouse, 2012
oil on canvas,