PETER ALEXANDER: Perception of Desire
Quint Contemporary Art
7457 Girard Avenue,
La Jolla, CA 92037
April 20 – June 1
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10AM – 5:30PM
“I am interested in addressing that moment when the work becomes part of a greater thing, part of the air. It wants to become a part of the room by disappearing into it.” – Peter Alexander
Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to present PETER ALEXANDER: Perception of Desire, a solo exhibition of new resin sculptures and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Peter Alexander. This is the second presentation of Alexander’s work at QCA, and the first solo exhibition for the artist at the gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday, April 20th with a public reception from 6 to 8PM. The artist will be in attendance.
Peter Alexander, a pioneer in the Light and Space movement, has experimented with cast polyester resin since the late 1960s. His works explore the material’s unique ability to simultaneously contain and reflect light. This exhibition will feature new wall-mounted resin works, as well as a recent series of related drawings. The square, wall-mounted resin sculptures have a fathomless density at their centers, and appear to evaporate at the edges as the saturation of color pigment shifts. The gouache drawings consist of thin layers of overlapping colors, achieving by a different manner the same opaque-yet-translucent quality that marks the resin pieces. Alexander’s work reflects his abiding fascination with light moving through atmosphere.