April 4 - June 27, 2008
Bert Gallery, located along the Providence waterfront at Corliss Landing, 540 South Water Street, continues the Cultural Awakenings 2008 Exhibition Series with the show Gordon Peers (1909 – 1988): Transformation during the war years beginning in April. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Friday from 11 – 5pm, Saturdays 12 - 4pm or by appointment. Exhibits are free and open to the public.
WWII touched all facets of American life and challenged the careers of many Rhode Island artists. The structured and precise painting style of Gordon Peers pre-war adapted to meet the new realities of a post war art world. Geometric Abstraction, Surrealism and an emerging American vanguard were on the forefront. This exhibit looks at the evolution of painter Gordon Peers, nurtured in a war free art world transformed by the altered American culture of the 1950’s.