Purple Art

[November 20 2023]

“Rumpus Room”, an exhibition by Peter Shire at Jeffrey Deitch, LA

The exhibition includes ceramic and metal sculptures and new series of paintings that capture the spirit of Shire’s Echo Park studio in Los Angeles.

His work explodes modernist form into a celebration of life, bursting with color and kinetic energy. He describes it as the place where craft, fine art, and industrial design collide. His imagery is distinctive: in ceramics, metal sculpture, or furniture his work is immediately recognizable. His visual signature extends to his customized 1956 Ford pickup and even his clothing. Unlike many artists and designers who send out their work to fabricators, Shire creates most of his work by hand in his Echo Park studio. Subversive humor and playfulness infuse his objects. Without really leaving Echo Park, he has worked and exhibited around the world.

On view until January 13th at Jeffrey Deitch, LA

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