Peter Sacks: Recent Works
The Directors of Marlborough Gallery are pleased to announce the second solo exhibition at the gallery of works by U.S.-based, South African painter Peter Sacks.
The exhibition will include some 20 new paintings, including large triptychs, as well as 39 works on paper from the Purgatorio series. The show will open on Wednesday, March 6th, with a reception from 6 to 8PM and will remain on view through March 30th.
Peter Sacks reinvents the practice of collage utilizing a striking variety of materials—cottons, burlap, lace, wood, cardboard. Often one will find text typed onto fabric by the artist using a manual typewriter visible just beneath the final surface of a canvas. The artist refers to his now signature technique as “excavating in reverse.” By incorporating pieces of fabric as well as actual fragments of clothing from Africa, India, Europe, Syria, and Asia, the paintings achieve a universal humanity, becoming richly textured, fluid views of worlds that are both familiar and uncharted.
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