Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce Peter Alexander: Recent Works, the gallery’s sixth solo exhibition with the artist. A fully illustrated catalogue, including a new essay written by Alex Kitnick, accompanies the show.
The works exhibited, dating from 2016 to present, represent a continuation of Alexander’s decades-long exploration of the perceptual limits of space and light through volume and color. As he continues to employ forms both beholden and unbound to the wall, Alexander invents new modes of interpreting these qualities. Leaners and wedges imitate architectonic elements at a human scale, testing perceptual capacity as the volumes emerge and recede in space and visibility. The artist’s wall-based bar works—such as Al Fresco (2018), Not On My Watch (2018), and Peaches n Cream (2018)—are slightly chatoyant and seem to radiate light, resulting in a dynamic vibrancy contrasting their static support. Alexander’s wedge-like or cubic forms, which he refers to as “rooms” or “quiet places to go,” encourage viewers to consider the possibilities of interior space as it relates to volume, color, and transparency.
Peter Alexander (b. 1939) has been widely exhibited in galleries and institutions worldwide since the mid-1960s. His work resides in the permanent collections of such museums as the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York).
Peter Alexander: Recent Works will be on view at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, 53 E 64th Street, New York, NY, from September 20—October 27, 2018. An opening reception for the artist will take place September 20 from 5-7pm. For images, biography, and further information, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-246-5360 during business hours: 10a-6p, Tuesday-Saturday.