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Peter Schenck
"Toys In The Attic", oil painting, artist's tools, child's pencil, crayon, play

2019

$3,500

About

"Toys In The Attic" addresses subject matter that continues to fascinate the artist – on one hand the tools of painting, drawing and art making – brushes, pens, pencils and crayons. Alongside the rubber ducky and ball, and lit in a pool of light, it suggests the forgotten playthings of childhood, and yet these are the artist's tools – simple, elemental, powerful, difficult to master. Of course, the expression "toys in the attic" also suggests a bit of madness or eccentricy – just enough perhaps to lead someone to make art. "Toys In The Attic" is an oil paint and oil stick on canvas measuring 40" tall by 30" wide. It was included in the group show "Other Worlds" at 198 Allen Street Gallery, New York City in May 2019. (See last photograph for an installation view.) From Daniel Gerwin – "Schenck’s color is vibrant, wild, saturated to the point of overheating, and altogether brilliant in the balancing of hues, temperatures, shapes, and color quantities. The paintings have a remarkable coherence for their dizzying juxtaposition of so many small chromatic passages." (Essay: The Anxiety and the Ecstasy) Peter Schenck lives and paints in Brooklyn, NY.  He received his BFA from Boston University (2006) and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania (2009). Schenck has exhibited his work internationally and nationally, including Tales of Art Gallery (Imola, Italy), Sebastien Adrien Gallery (Paris, France), Freight + Volume Gallery (New York, NY), BravinLee Programs (New York, NY), Andrew Edlin Gallery (New York, NY), The Dot Project Gallery (London, UK), Arts + Leisure Gallery (New York, NY), Lesley Heller Workspace (New York, NY), The Delaware Contemporary Museum (Wilmington, DE), Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA), Vox Populi Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), TSA Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Victori + Mo Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Airlock Gallery (San Marcos, CA), HOLA Fresh Start (Santa Monica, CA), and The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology (Santa Barbara, CA). Further, he has been an artist in residence at The Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the DNA Residency (Provincetown, MA). Schenck has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Timeout New York, Juxtapoz, Two Coats of Paint, Battery Journal, #FFFFFF Walls, Painting is Dead Blog, and Elephant Magazine.

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  • Creator
    Peter Schenck (1660 - 1711)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)Width: 30 in. (76.2 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Toronto, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU134527237362

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