Michael Peter (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


A new commission of four new sculptures plus the exhibiting of an existing work. Part of a group show, Puddle, pothole, portal.  From the press release: ‘With play and curiosity, we can test boundaries and decipher our space. Bumping into objects, hopping over figments, falling down, clumsy and mischievous, we are like children in a world of new technologies. Incorporating a sense of wonder and humor, Puddle, pothole, portal examines the changeable notion of real and illusory space––physical, virtual, internal, and external––and its impact on art production today. Thinking through comics, cartoons, and illustration, exemplified by the kaleidoscopic drawings of Saul Steinberg, and children’s films and television programs such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? the exhibition explores the coexistence of disparate elements within shared spaces. The works on view transcend the categories that separate drawing from sculpture, the human from the nonhuman, and the animated from the static, while experiences of technological devices and flatness lead to fantastic and absurd implications for objects and space.’

Curated by Ruba Katrib and Camille Henrot . Founded by artists in 1928, Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. Sculpture Center commissions new work and presents exhibitions by emerging and established, national and international artists. Puddle, pothole, portal included one large sculpture of mine Albert and Jenny as well as a new commission comprising four sculptures for their outdoor space. The exhibition was accompanied by a full-color publication with texts by Ruba Katrib; Spyros Papapetros, Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University; an English translation and reprinting of Serge Daney's 1988 text, “The Last Temptation of the Toons;” and a visual essay by Camille Henrot. The publication is available at Sculpture Center and through ARTBOOK | D.A.P. 
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOther
SizeFive sculptures
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventPuddle, pothole, portal - Sculpture Center, New York, United States
Duration: 2 Oct 20145 Jan 2015


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