This World Is Your Oyster

by Insiders Dunedin

5:30pm - Friday 19th September 

Mint Gallery, 32 Moray Place 

Peter Lewis and Mint Gallery are proud to present ‘This World Is Your Oyster’, a collection of works inspired by Peter’s recent trip to the US. Thanks to the generosity of friends and crowdfunders he was able to attend his first US show in Portland and spend two days in San Francisco with his art hero and mentor, master collage artist Winston Smith (Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Ben Harper). Taking their cue from the feeling of constant motion that is international travel, many of these pieces seek to capture transitory moments – instead of being carefully-staged constructions they are snapshots in time.

America is a vast collection of weird and wonderful places, lurid and bright and larger-than life, and what better way to celebrate that than with a series of weird and wonderful collaged worlds. Come along to the opening event, enjoy a drink, buy some great art!

Also featuring collaborations with Dali Lewis-Browne (Dunedin), Emilie Truscott (Wellington), and LuEllen Joy Miller-Giera (Chicago).

Peter Lewis has been creating weird and wonderful collages for nearly 25 years. His works are intricately-constructed worlds of dark cuteness where the normal rules of proportion and gravity may not necessarily apply and where seemingly-symbolic objects may turn out to be mere red herrings.
Peter takes inspiration from collage legends like Max Ernst, Hannah Hoch and Winston Smith, as well as “lowbrow” artists like Robert Williams and Mark Ryden. It was therefore something of a dream come true when he was recently offered the chance to be a part of a group show at the legendary La Luz De Jesus gallery in LA, the home of the lowbrow art movement.

Peter’s work has featured on album covers and in group shows in several countries as well as US art magazines Churn and Fifth Avenue. In 2010 Peter was chosen for inclusion in the book "Masters: Collage. Major Works by Leading Artists" released by US art publisher Lark Books.

Exhibition closes on Thursday 2nd October.

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