Anne Russinof posts a photo blog of a visit the exhibition Peter Acheson: Rusted Giacometti at Novella, New York, curated by JJ Manford and Peter Acheson, on view through November 17, 2013.
Co-curator JJ Manford writes in the press release: "Peter paints with a lexicon of linear marks, and archaic symbols which are sometimes arranged in ways that push and vibrate the plain outward, but this does not account for the paintings’ expansiveness. It is because they are emphatically not predetermined that they do not imply any ideas about wholeness or completeness, just presence.
It is in Peter’s insistently unselfconscious approach to painting where he seems to be fighting against recognition, in order to flirt with the abyss. When too much thinking gets in the way, Peter takes action and thrusts us back into the realm of perception. This is not about understanding, but looking and being."