Palm Beach Stories
Genre Paintings by Peter Beston
Presented by East End Arts in collaboration with Peconic Landing
June 2 – September 29, 2017
To confirm viewing times, contact Dominic Antignano at Peconic Landing: 631-477-3800
Artist Talk & Reception: Friday, June 23, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Refreshments will be served. The public is welcome to this free event.
ABOUT THE SERIES
This series of paintings, each three-foot-six high by six feet wide, is set in the sub-tropical environment of southern Florida, and draws on the artist’s long career in film and his love of movies.
Critics have noted that this new series is unique in its noir sensibility despite Beston’s magical use of color, resulting in narratives as beautiful as they are darkly evocative, both highly stylized and entirely stunning.
Each painting evokes a different movie genre and contains narrative threads that reflect elements of that genre. The paintings consider aspects of the human condition, and our relationship with the natural environment.
The images visit the worlds of the crime thriller, science fiction, romance, disaster and black comedy. While using these subjects as starting points, the stories within each painting can be re-written as often as there are viewers to observe them.
For Beston, the paintings visit the subjects of anger and violence, the clash between the man-made and natural worlds, the complexity of desire and the imagined ideal, the fragility and vulnerability of our environment, and the ongoing conflict between urban development and native wildlife.
For more information about the artist: peterbeston.com >>
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