444 Commercial St
Provincetown, MA 02657
Deborah Peeples at Gallery 444 PTown
Week long show 9/25-10/2. Openings on Friday 9/27.
My work is concerned with questions about our intrinsic desire to be seen and valued, and the assumptions we maintain about ourselves and others. A persistent question in life has been the ways in which we protect ourselves and present to others. As an adoptee and parent of a transgender child, the superficial structures we cultivate and the exposure of our core vulnerability are essential to both my artwork and my work as an activist.
In my abstract paintings, I build, layer, and scrape back the translucent beeswax of encaustic. This becomes method and metaphor to uncover and connect with my inner self. Choosing how much to expose or obscure reflects a sense of inspection and introspection. Through its layered and sensual slowness, my work encourages exploration and a sense of journey.
Also in Provincetown this week: 26-28 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival – TWPtown.org, 22-28 Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW) CASAS – 508-487-4243, CasasAnimalShelter.org, 22 Bike Run for K9 Fundraiser, 26-30 Mates Leather Weekend – www.matesleatherweekend.com, 28 Provincetown Dance Trophy Ballroom Dance Competition, Provincetown Town Hall, 339-832-2812 – BostonOpenDanceSport.com, 1 Provincetown Dahlia Show – www.facebook.com/groups/PtownDahlias