Diane Fine Sue Lezon Berry Matthews Rick Mikkelson
Don Osborn David Powell Peter Russom
Norman Taber Carol Vossler Rebecca Soderholm
Debra Koechel Kahler Eric Reinemann
Plattsburgh State Art Museum
Faculty Exhibition 2004
The Burke Gallery Hours: Noon to 4 pm, Daily


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Peter Russom

The intent of the most recent paintings is to offer the viewer a number of visual options. A small canvas, "Northern Fence", includes a landscape which is edited and integrated into the structure of the painting. The reduction of the image presents a simplified representation of a specific place. The suspended form in the adjacent panel is an element of machinery composed to correspond to that painted landscape.

Also included in the exhibition are several works on paper and conte drawings. In both cases, I see these pieces as a continuation of a body of work started ten years ago. The drawings emphasize the physical process of mark-making. I work from both direct observation and photography of the subject. The images of land-scape and architecture offer compositional rhythms that stimulate my eye and mind. I aim to be straightforward and succinct in my drawing in which every shape and mark are equally considered.

"Champion and "Inquiry" are works on paper which overlap my efforts in drawing and painting. The inherent challenge in this body of work is the fusion of diverse methods of creating images. Consistent with all three groups of work is the content. Issues of faith, ambition and identity are the core concerns of my work.

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Click Thumbnail Image45. Champion
acrylic, mixed media on paper
36 x 26
Click Thumbnail Image46. Inquiry
acrylic, mixed media on paper
36 x 26
Click Thumbnail Image52. Redeemed
conte, charcoal on paper
36 x 30
Click Thumbnail Image68. Monolith
acrylic, mixed media on paper
30" x 22"
Click Thumbnail Image69. Slip - Screen
acrylic on canvas
22" x 28"
Click Thumbnail Image70. Goldsboro Chevron
acrylic, oil on panel
20 x 16
Click Thumbnail Image71. Pivot: 5 Nations
acrylic, oil on panel
15 x 21
Click Thumbnail Image72. Shelter and Shield
acrylic, oil on panel
24 x 48
Click Thumbnail Image73. Leverage
acrylic on panel
20 x 24
Click Thumbnail Image74. Northern Fence
acrylic on canvas
24 x 18

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