AEROCACTUS

Works by Peter Harrington

Frost Gallery

April 16-May 22, 2021


Artist Statement

An aesthetic influence for me has been with the Imagist School of Chicago, however, my work has taken its own path into uncharted territory.

My paintings are a kind of Kabuki of characters enacting a brief, poetic drama. Often in an iconic, totemic expression.

An unlikely, but inevitable intersection of elements from primitive nature and the human presence, toward a philosophical whole.

Friends have commented on the humor and inventiveness of the way that things are put together, pointing to the pure ideas behind the resolved work.

Some years spent living in Zen monastic communities, and solitary retreats in the wilderness, have also left a mark on these paintings.


Artist Talk


Artist Bio

Represented by the Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe

1976: B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon U. (Painting)

1982: Purdue U. (Fine Arts)

1997: Johns Hopkins U. B.S.N (Nursing)


Pasatiempo Magazine, Cover and feature article, 2012

Marji Gallery, Santa Fe, One Person and Two Person shows, 2012-2014.

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, various group shows, 2014-2016.

Dallas Art Fair, via Turner Carroll Gallery, Spring, 2015 and Spring, 2016.

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, “Abstraction” exhibition, Fall, 2017

Irving Art Center, “Texas and Neighbors” exhibition, Summer, 2018.

Artspace 111, 5th Annual Juried Show, Summer, 2018, Fort Worth.

St. Tammany Art Association Juried Exhibition, Summer, 2018, Louisiana.

“Fort Worth Weekly” Cover and Featured article, July, 2018.

Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, Two-Person Show, October, 2018.

Ellsworth Gallery, Group Showing, December, 2018.

Artspace 111, Solo Show, February, 2019.

“Glasstire Magazine”, Article, March, 2019.

“Fort Worth Weekly”, Article, March, 2019.