frosch&portmann is delighted to present The Old Man and the Sheep, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by Brooklyn based artist Peter Caine.
“This country is the greatest country in the entire world, I honestly feel that way. We have freedoms that no other people have.” —Peter Caine
At the dawn of the inauguration of the next President of the United States of America, the artist presents his electrifying musings on the state of the union today. Peter Caine, once deemed “beyond irreverent” by The New York Times’ Holland Cotter, pushes his rebellious boundaries to even greater lengths, as he focuses his attention on President Elect Donald Trump. Through the prism of his fantastical vision, the artist portrays the former reality television star in multiple symbolic representations, inviting the viewer on a journey to the new White House like no other.
The artist, whose iconic kinetic sculptures have been included in two Greater New York exhibitions at MoMa PS1, has created dramatic new works inspired by the recent divisive election. As the viewer enters the gallery space, motion sensors activate the artist’s large scale sculptures. Carefully created and handcrafted by Caine, air pistons animate Mr. Trump in various scenarios intended to provoke thought, discussion, and perhaps a smile. The artist deftly walks a fine line exploring serious contemporary political issues utilizing his inimitable sense of humor and visual style.
A curious combination of objects, including a brick wall, a mysterious hole, a bucket, a golden cup, a watermelon, a sheep, and a president all commingle in Caine’s vibrant universe. Peter Caine has created a thoughtful study of the tumultuous political landscape of contemporary America. Whether the viewer regards the exhibition as a tonic for troubled times, or is offended, the artist is thrilled to exercise his American right to freedom of speech and share his singular artistic vision of the newest leader of the free world.
Peter Caine’s art extends from the gallery to his You Tube channel
The artist, who is also a dog trainer and comedian, shares his wit and wisdom regularly, so be certain to continue the experience of the exhibition by exploring his video works online.