Peter Malone presents Back Words: one painter's voice in the conversation
Thursday Mar 21, 7PM @ Red Emma's
As the art world expands globally, as art galleries become wholesalers to international art fairs, as museums and university art departments become entangled in the same irrational marketplace—artists—those individuals, without whom none of this would exist, remain as precariously positioned in this cultural matrix as ever.
Back Words: one painter’s voice in the conversation; is a narrative of a painter’s search for an art of personal meaning and public relevance, that could withstand the hype and the fashion pressures of the contemporary art world, while remaining true to genuine contentions imposed by history and the substantial innovations of the last century.
From childhood, though art school, graduate study, and as studio instructor and college art gallery director, Peter Malone takes the reader along, as he revisits the events and influences that took him from geometric abstraction to the portrait.
In offering the reader a rare look inside an artist’s mind, Back Words provides a fresh and unique perspective on many commonly held notions regarding contemporary art and the education of artists.
Both a native and lifetime resident of New York City, Peter Malone has exhibited his paintings at the National Academy of Design, NYC; Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NYC; Gallery Henoch, NYC; Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; the Laguna-Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX; the Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; the Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, NY; Moravian College Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA; William Paterson University Art Gallery, Wayne, NJ; Set Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; the Albany Institute of Arts and Sciences, Albany, NY and the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections across the country. He has authored several catalog essays for exhibitions at the Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery of the City University of New York, where he currently serves as gallery director, and maintains the blog Subject Matters, found at www.petermalone.com