Curated by Sasha Okshteyn

April 20 – May 20, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 20, 6-9pm

Black & White Gallery is proud to present Peter Brock: The Most Exciting Part About an Old Brick, the first solo exhibition by the Brooklyn-based artist, featuring a range of works the artist refers to as ‘creatures’.

Peter Brock’s work is anchored in painting, but expands far beyond the canvas to explore a variety of materials in three-dimensional space. While his constructed paintings resemble sculptural objects deeply engaged with material and form, they never doubt the relevance of painting as a medium. Brock draws inspiration from the subtle textural qualities of everyday industrial materials in which he finds a natural and unusual beauty. Exploring the tension between objecthood and materiality, the work interprets the true character of the materials and reveals an innovative language of form.

The exhibition will also incorporate a performative intervention in the exhibition space. Brock will activate the architectural environment by painting on the gallery walls, gradually altering its aesthetic over the course of the month-long exhibition.

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