David Allan Peters

DAVID ALLAN PETERS (American 1969 – ) “My paintings are a collection of time captured in each layer. To accentuate the physical attributes of the medium, I use cuts and scrapes as gestures unlike the traditional use of painterly marks: brushstrokes, drips and splatters.” –David Allan Peters Los Angeles based artist, David Allan Peters, layers countless sheathes of solid colors which he then carves into, leaving small craters that bring into view the stratified sub-surfaces.  In some cases he creates deceptively simple, minimal works with a vigorously sanded final application in white, silver or black. These pieces are then carefully excavated to expose little implosions of color.  Other pieces contain a baroque-like energy of hundreds and hundreds of tiny cuts. These works, at first, give the impression of a frenetic, expressionistic approach, but upon deeper consideration, his rigorous and painstaking practice in precision and perfection is revealed.  As Peters forms his pieces, the boundary between sculpture and painting is examined and dissolved as he recognizes potential in the by-products of each successive step. Discarded paint is then incorporated back into the pieces or amassed into amorphous sculptures that imply crystal- like compositions, once again alluding to the passage of time. Peters received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Claremont Graduate University. He has exhibited in New York, Texas, Georgia, California and Italy. He was recently featured in an artist profile for Elle Decor and will have solo exhibitions in 2015 with Ameringer McEnery Yohe gallery in New York and Royale Projects : Contemporary Art in Palm Desert, California.

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY [March | April]

2015

Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA [January]

2013

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

2012

“Super Optic,” Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

2011

“David Allan Peters,” Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

“Paintings,” Marc Arranaga Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2009

“Integrity Spiral,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2007

“Dexterous Aura,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005

“May The Road Rise With You,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003

Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica

2001

“Paintings,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2000

MFA Exhibition, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

“Aftermath Post-Minimal Abstraction,” Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

“Looking Back at Tomorrow,” Royale Projects: Contemporary Art, Palm Desert, CA

2012

“Fresh,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Letters from Los Angeles,” Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

“Deep Paint,” curated by Anne Martens and Jayna Zweiman, Hudson | Linc, Los Angeles, CA

2011

“Palette To Palate,” Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA

“Spectrum,” Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA

2010

“Karl Benjamin: under the influence,” Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

“Strataigraphic,” Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

“OUTSIDE THE LINES: drawing in contemporary art,” Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

2009

“Fresh,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

“Le petite objet,” Royale Projects, Palm Desert, CA

“Surface Tension,” Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

“White,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008

“Four Abstract Painters,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006

“Surface,” Landis Art Center Gallery, Riverside, CA

“Firecrackers: Artists to Watch,” roshambowinery, Healdsburg, CA

“Surface Tension,” Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA

“Made in California,” curated by Michelle Deziel, Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2005

“Freefall: Painting in the 00’s,” Contemporary Quarterly.com

2004

“The Line Up,” Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

“Abstract Los Angeles: A Painting Exhibit,” SoHo Myriad, Atlanta, GA

“Process,” curated by Chandra Cerritos, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, Long Island City, NY

Selected Bibliography

SF Chronicle, Art Pick, 11/21-24

Artinfo.com, Editor’s Pick, 9/14/11

East Bay Express, Art Pick, Dewitt Cheng, 10/27/10

Art Ltd., Fall Preview September/October 2010

East Bay Express, Art Pick, Dewitt Cheng, 5/20/09

Artweek Review, Ashley Tibbits, November 2007

Freefall: Painting in the 00’s, Contemporary Quarterly, 2005

Recommended Exhibitions, ArtScene, 10/05 vol. 25 #2

LA Weekly, Art Pick, Peter Frank, 10/07/05

2005 Preview, ArtScene, 8/25/05

Critics Notebook, New York Times, Holland Cotter, 11/12/04

Arts are Thriving in Queens, Queens Chronicle, Keach Hagey, 11/11/04

Hanging on to sensuous summer, Los Angeles Times, Holly Meyers, 9/15/03

California Dreaming, Commune di Brescia, Italy, October 2002

Glamour Trip So Soon To Slip, Whitman College, February 2002

New American Talent – 15, Texas Fine Art Association, February 2000

Education

MFA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA