For immediate release:
seam(s) by PETER LAPSLEY
OCTOBER 30 – DECEMBER 20, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 6-9PM
(Brooklyn, NY) — VICTORI + MO is pleased to present seam(s) a solo-exhibition featuring Bermuda-based artist Peter Lapsley. This series of works is an exploration of migration and origin and the ways in which history, whether personal, social or cultural, is influenced.
Working in metal and metallic based mediums, Lapsley’s practice is rooted in concepts of voyage in the larger context of historical development. He utilizes various representations of navigational symbols and nautical geometric forms, referring to, not only his Bermudian upbringing, but also the courses that define individual lives.
He initially began mapping the sea expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the New World and studying the consequences of the incomprehensible change that altered the course of history. Recognizing the profound effects of this voyage, the artist eventually moved to documenting his own migration route to New York and how it fostered his own identity.
The delicate reflection of the gold medium permeating throughout Lapsley’s work comment on the complex history of commodity while also allowing a contemplative environment so that the viewer can consider his or her own presence. Through the participation of the audience, the artist creates an interesting dialogue of collective presence and how our personal histories are inherently interconnected.
About the artist: Peter Lapsley is originally from Bermuda, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He works in a variety of media, with his current work being predominantly object-based, and received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in New York with honors. Focusing on metal and metallic based mediums, Peter explores the realities of space and lack thereof by not only accentuating true abstract figuration, but also by highlighting the empty space that exists around it. His artworks are material explorations formed by memory, physical structure and shared history.
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