INVESTIGATORS SOON LEARNED
PAINTINGS ON WOOD + 3 DRAWINGS OF MY FATHER
November 4 - December 30, 2006
Warschaw Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Peter Plagens. Entitled “INVESTIGATORS SOON LEARNED” and comprised of constructed paintings on wood and 3 large drawings, the show will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, November 4, from 4 - 7 PM.
An informal Conversation with the Artist will take place Sunday, November 5, from 1 - 3 PM at the gallery. The public is welcome.
Peter Plagens has been aptly described as an artistic maverick whose work grows from a large world view rather than a theoretical position or conceptual program. A “painters’ painter”, he has relentlessly stayed his course developing a rich, highly individual vocabulary of metaphoric shapes and signs in a variety of formats. Reviewing Plagens’ 2005 “Introspective” at USC’s Fisher Gallery, LA Times critic David Pagel wrote: “To find another abstract artist whose work combines the intellectual savvy and disdain for snobbery that Plagens’ does, you’d have to go back to Willem DeKooning.” Enough said.
Peter Plagens is represented by Nancy Hoffman Gallery in New York and his work is included in the current survey exhibition Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1950 -1980, at the Riverside Art Museum.