We are pleased to present Peter Köhler’s fifth solo exhibition in the gallery. Crepuscular Tales is a series of 36 drawings which will be presented as an installation in the main room of the gallery. A catalogue with all works from the suite as well as an essay by American critic and curator Terry R. Myers will be availble. Below an excerpt from the essay:
Peter Köhler draws like a dream, and maybe he dreams like his drawings. His works on paper are triumphs of pictorial alchemy, amalgamations of three core elements that anchor their persistent yet never repetitive production. The first is a type of close observation that is somehow both tenacious and casual, taken and selected from—it seems—everything he happens to see. (And the work can make us believe that he sees every single thing, even though we know that is impossible.) Then there is a level of imagination that miraculously is as familiar as it is wild, an incongruity that rarely works in words, yet is more often than not the mark of transformative works of art, particularly in the case of drawings like these that contain both intimacy and vastness. Finally, there is an indefatigable quality of technique in terms of color, line and form that asserts control and even mastery without producing an alienating or limiting experience for us as viewers. Put another way, it is very difficult to tear oneself away from these drawings, because not only are there always more things to discover in them, but also the fusing together of their three core elements creates a gravitational pull that makes them mesmerizing yet still flexible. They are agile and muscular.
Read the full essay by Terry R. Myers here.
Opening Reception November 18, 12–4 pm!
Peter Köhler is born 1971 in Stockholm, Sweden where he lives and works. He is educated at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm (1995–2000). Selected solo exhibitions: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2015, 2012, 2010, 2009), Tobey Fine Arts, New York, USA (2006, 2003), Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden (2005), Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden(2004), Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden (2002). He has done several public comissions and is represented in private and public collections in Sweden, Europa and USA.