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East Side 2

East Side 2

Title

East Side 2

Description

After receiving an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 1986, Peter Thompson spent six years teaching at Auburn University in Montgomery, AL. He returned to Iowa in 1993 to join the faculty of Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, where he teaches painting and digital art. Peter Thompson has exhibited his work all over the US and in Canada.
About the work, Thompson writes: I have been painting the human figure in context for over a decade. Bar interiors comprise one of the contexts for the figure that has recurred throughout that time. The setting seems an ideal one for capturing a slice of human experience. It is a setting in which an ordinary moment might be made remarkable. Not through explicit narrative or human interaction, but through perception and spatial organization. The contrasts of light and shadow can be used to define space and to obscure it. There is a tendency toward disorientation in a bar (for more than one reason) and I have tried to capture that shifting reality in my work.

Creator

Thompson, Peter

Publisher

University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History

Date

2003
2004-12-31

Rights

Digital collection © The University of Iowa. All works are copyright the individual artist.

Relation

The Daily Palette Digital Collection
Visual Arts
http://dailypalette.uiowa.edu/?artwork=214
http://www.public.coe.edu/~pthompso/

Format

11
16
oil on canvas

Type

Still image
Oil painting (Technique); Oil paintings (Visual works)

Identifier

12312004.jpg
183409339
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/dp/id/1261