Gary H Peer
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  • Marsing, Idaho
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Contact Email
ghp45@frontier.com
Website
http://peersculpt.com
Art Interests
Sculpture
Artist / Personal Statement
ABOUT MY WORK:

I am interested in contrast. Our world confronts us with distinct contrasts: black versus white, right versus wrong, absolute truth versus truth by consensus, etc. In an increasingly relativistic society, such contrasts, like its people, lose their identity. With my sculpture, I try to represent this contrast by depicting order versus chaos, space versus negative space, geometric versus organic, etc. While my work appears abstract, it is actually quite representational from a conceptual standpoint. It represents the logical order of things; i.e., the steady decay of all systems over time - what in physics is referred to as entropy, or the "Second Law of Thermodynamics."

Wood is an organic material that suits me both artistically and philosophically. From the standpoint of an artistic medium, it provides its own contrast to our increasingly technological society. The Lord has created a most enigmatic material with intrinsic character and beauty, and provided me with a “canvas” of infinite color and patterns. My work is and attempt to add forms and shapes to that canvas without detracting from His work. The medium constantly reminds me that I am a "curator" as well as a "creator."

In a time when technology is providing us with an ever increasing array of synthetic materials, and the art establishment demands work with ever increasing "shock value," I believe that the tradition of aesthetic significance is still a virtue.
Accomplishments / CV
GARY HOLT PEER

Art Studies: Boise Junior College, Boise, ID
Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

Gallery Representation:
2020 – Present, Gallery 55, McCall, ID
2019 – Present, Peterson's Gallery, Baker City, OR
2018 - Present, Art Source Gallery, Boise, ID
2017 - 2018, Art Works Gallery, Sandpoint, ID
1993 - 1996, Studio B Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Solo, Special Exhibitions:
2020 - “Path and Wood”, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR
2019 - “Abstractions in Form”, Art Source Gallery, Boise, ID
2018 - Guest Artist, Gallery 55, McCall, ID
1995 - Studio B Gallery, Burlingame, CA
1991 - Palo Alto Main Library, Palo Alto, CA
1990 - Lytton Gardens, Palo Alto, CA
- Terman Park Library, Palo Alto, CA

Juried, Group Exhibitions:
2020 - 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center, Idaho Falls, ID
2019 – Initial Point Gallery, Meridian, ID
- “INTERSTATE”, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg, WA
- “ARTWORKS NW, 2019”, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR
- “Step Out of Your Comfort Zone”, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, OR
- 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center, Idaho Falls, ID
2018 - “ARTWORKS NW, 2018”, Umpqua Valley Arts Center, Roseburg, OR
- 10th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Willard Art Center, Idaho Falls, ID
- “All Art +”, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY
- “Sculpture“, AntoNova Gallery, Jacksonville, FL
- A New Beginning”, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY
1995 - "Beauty is Abstract", Modesto College Art Gallery, Modesto, CA
1994 - "California Small Works", California Museum of Art, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
- "Peninsula Sculpture IV", San Mateo County Arts Council Gallery & The 1870 Gallery, Belmont, CA
- "Small Works IV", Old Grammar School Cultural Center Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA
- "Sculpture Only", Peninsula Art Association Gallery, San Mateo, CA
1993 - "Open Studios Exhibition", San Mateo County Arts Council Gallery, Belmont, CA
1991 - "Four PALPA Artists", Tressider Union, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
- "Printmakers", Artisans Gallery, Mi11 Valley, CA
- "St. John's 28th Annual Art Competition", Sacramento, CA
1990 - University Art Center Competition, Pacific Art League Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
1988 - "Peninsula Sculpture II", San Mateo County Arts Council Gallery, Belmont, CA

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At 11:21am on June 29, 2020, CIVA.ORG said…

Welcome to the CIVA Network, Gary!

 
 
 

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