Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gallery @ 28 - Peter Berner







A breezy warm afternoon and we arrived early (5 minutes) and took our places in front of the numbered artworks, a clean sweep of the show followed...

This show is aptly called Peter Berner cus it is Peter Berner, in as many guises and frames as possible...

Accompanying the theme of Self Portrait is the question who is Peter Berner or who does Peter Berner think he is? ‘A morning with ideas’, oil, oil stick on board processes themes of identity and ego are bound to arise and they do but maybe not in the way we would always expect!!!

The works are personal, intimate, funny and sad... ‘I know this song’ ink on sheet music glued on paper is humble and honest, this is not a show about an artist big noting themselves its more about a bit of honesty, vulnerability and disarming humour (something Peter Berner has pulled off before)...

We didn’t tire at all of the subject matter, such was the diversity of medium, scale, technique and expressions... And there is 27 works in this show that say it all!!!

A personal look at a personality and one we would recommend anyone visiting... Cus we really loved them all...

Written by Bernadette and Fleur

23rd February - 15th March 2011
www.galleryat28.com.au