David Allan Peters
Royale Projects is proud to present a solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles artist David Allan Peters from January 22 to March 31, 2017. There will be an open house from 12 to 5 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2017 and a second open house from 12 to 5 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017 for which the artist will be present. 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. Born in Cupertino, California in 1969, David Allan Peters received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. He has exhibited works in New York, Texas, Georgia, California and Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York, AKA PDX Gallery in Portland, and Royale Projects, Los Angeles. He has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, LA Weekly, Elle Décor, Huffington Post, Blouinartinfo, and Artsy. Image: Untitled #22, 2016 (detail), acrylic paint on wood panel, 50" x 40"