In his first exhibition with Carter Burden Gallery painter Peter Malone presents realistically depicted and poetic works with oil and acrylic on canvas in Domestic Fictions. Each piece presents clearly depicted imagery meant to imply the presence of a figure, accompanied by a voice indicated in painted phrase that read as fragments of a larger narrative. In the selected works the figures are absent but their impression is evident in objects like a lone coffee mug, the shadow of a window shade, or a lit candle. Malone describes, “The text often appears on a section of exposed canvas reserved for that purpose. Voices are meant to sound at some distance from that of the artist. An element of fiction is to be assumed.”
A native of New York City, Peter Malone, b. 1950, received degrees from the School of Visual Arts and Teachers College, Columbia University. He currently maintains a studio north of the city and writes gallery and museum reviews for Hyperallergic, Artcritical and Hamptons Art Hub. His work has been included in group and solo exhibitions across the United States and internationally, including the Butler Institute of American Art, Blue Mountain Gallery, the Painting Center, Gallery Henoch, Pratt Institute, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, the Islip Art Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, and more. He has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and PSC-CUNY Research Foundation. Collections include Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, Utica, NY; Elizabeth deC. Wilson Museum, Manchester, VT; Dominion Bankshares, Roanoke, VA; Ketchum Communications, Pittsburgh, PA; and ITT Hartford Insurance Co., Hartford, CT.