Kingsley Lecture Series

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
1:15 PM

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Peter Combe’s three-dimensional art changes as the viewer engages with the work. Discovering one of his works by happenstance and via one’s peripheral vision creates a sort of magic. Combe will discuss the benefits of impartiality in a gallery setting, and how it brings the art to you.   According to Peter, "Looking past an object can often be more revealing than concentrating directly. It’s a sort of ‘no mind’ experience that takes us out of the preconceived mind set. It’s as if all learned dogma takes a back seat and our inner child takes over, playfully engaging with little need for explanation. Magic happens in a place where abstract and concrete concepts have little meaning."⁣⁣⁣

About the artist:
Combe makes images – portraits and abstract pictures – out of paint swatches cut into small discs.  “I’ve collected paint chips for as long as I can remember,” he says. “I’ve always liked the idea of the ready-made. I received an envelope in the mail. Its interior was lined with a scalloped security pattern rather like fish scales. It struck me that perhaps I could duplicate this pattern in a three-dimensional format. It was my eureka moment. Excited and absorbed by the magical effect caused by something so terribly simple, I began producing abstract works, geometric works; and organic, color field artworks that flowed from one color seamlessly into another.” 


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Image: Artist Peter Combe standing next to FLAWLESS. Photo by Alan Bamberger.

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