Peter Roux, “Suspension (Take 6),” 2017, oil and charcoal on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Lyons Wier Gallery in New York City is currently showcasing a dynamic range of landscapes that explore — among other themes — visual dynamics.

Several works by painter Peter Roux feature during “Suspension and Segment,” a solo exhibition at New York City’s Lyons Wier Gallery. Most of the paintings display large cloud and smoke formations, employed by the artist to pull viewers into illusory space and “then setting them into dialogue with elements of gestural marks and flat space,” as the gallery reports. “Sharp fields of blacked-out blocking, pushing into areas of deeper representational space further define what is available to the viewer and how it is all ultimately judged by the eye. In these offsets, Roux finds tensions and relationships that reflect on how contemporary spatial language and image can be understood.”

Peter Roux, “Suspension (East Sky No.16),” 2017, oil and charcoal on canvas, 54 x 54 inches
Peter Roux, “Suspension (We Are Not Romantics),” 2016, oil and charcoal on canvas, 48 x 72 inches
Peter Roux, “Suspension (Take 5),” 2017, oil and charcoal on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

To learn more, visit Lyons Wier Gallery.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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