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Peter Acheson at John Davis Gallery

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Ghent resident Peter Acheson creates abstract work with a tactile appeal, due to his technique of roughly layering paint on canvas. As The New York Times described an earlier show, “The paintings look old and moldy, as though they have been exhumed from decades of basement storage,” while New York Magazine said “Each of the artist’s diminutive abstract works are emphatically unmysterious and direct.” Acheson says this of his medium and his process: “Paint is colored dirt. It can also be jewels. Also dark night. You can get so lost painting that darkest night seems like brightest day. Getting lost is its own kind of pleasure because it means that the old solutions don’t work anymore.”

John Davis Gallery
Hudson, NY

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