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Exhibition - Peter Pincus And Nancy Newman Rice

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 10:00am

The Duane Reed Gallery
4729 McPherson Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Peter Pincus

Born in Rochester, NY, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. Peter received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University, and in between was a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center in Mendocino, California. Since graduate school, Peter worked as the Studio Manager and Resident Artist Coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts and Education in Rochester, NY, Adjunct Professor of three-dimensional studies at Roberts Wesleyan College and established a studio in Penfield NY. In Fall 2014, Peter joined the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology as Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics. Peter works in colored porcelain to create three-dimensional paintings out of pots. His work has been exhibited in venues such as the Collective Design Fair, Independent Art Projects at Mass MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Craft, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, cheon World Ceramics Center, Art of the Pot studio tour, American Pottery Festival, Greenwich House Pottery and National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art. Peter’s work can be found in numerous private and public collections. In 2012, Ceramics Monthly featured Peter’s work on the cover and in the article “Painting Pots from the Inside.”

Nancy Newman Rice

Euclidian geometry as the skeleton of the empirical experience is nothing new, Poussin and Cezanne both seized upon this method of pictorial organization through subtle designs and simplified spatial effects. My Reflection series were compilations of geometric patterns that the winter sun produced as it was filtered through horizontal blinds on a blank wall, thus defining spatial limits. Defining space with a geometric skeleton produced rectangular grid work of scaffolding which then described the interior architecture of sacred spaces in cathedrals, churches, and mosques. As I worked, the buildings eventually dis appeared as if erased by time, leaving geometry as a sacred artifact.
- Artist Statement

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