Focus on Jessica Peters' work

Feb. 2, 2021

Focus on the work of artist Jessica Peters, whose first solo exhibition at the gallery dates back to 2015.

The work of Jessica Peters is rooted in the place in which she lives and inspired by how the passage of time is reflected in landscape.

Her works create a number of formal paradoxes. Subjected to numerous masking, sanding, impasto and scraping techniques, the surfaces of her works bear the weight of their medium and reveal the evocative power of colour and texture.

Totems, 2020, painted masking tape on paper, 28.5 x 38 cm (11.25 x 15 in). $400 unframed
Souche 2, 2020, painted masking tape on paper, 16.5 x 19 cm (6.5 x 7.5 in). $325 with frame

Concerned by urban sprawl and its impact on the area in which she lives, Jessica Peters, in the exhibition Invasions, brought us a group of works in which the figurative comes close to geometric abstraction through the simplification of their subjects. In each of her paintings, which reflect the unique character of the Laurentians, the artist explores the dichotomy between landscape, with its organic components, and architectural structures.

Trois fois plutôt qu'une, 2019, acrylic and spray paint on wood, 25.4 x 50.8 cm (10 x 20 in). $825
Renversement(triptych), 2019,  acrylic and spray paint on wood, 15.2 x 30.5 cm (6 x 12 in) each. $1100