Peter Klubek Recent Work
DATE: February 12-16, 2018
RECEPTION: Friday, February 16th 2018, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
"This exhibition presents a selection of works completed within the past five years. Two themes that emerge as one examines the work include the railroad, and figurative images focusing on the face. Both are ideas that I continue to explore and will continue to develop.
The railroad is something that has always been a part of my life. I grew up close to the tracks, and many of my earliest memories involve trains in one form or another. These thoughts have stayed with me throughout my career as an artist. Whenever I am experimenting with new media or a different technique I invariably test my skills by creating an image of a locomotive, boxcar, or other railroad item. These images are a part of me and the thoughts that occupy my mind.
The human face is the focus of my figurative images. It is the face that we interact with, communicate with, and it is the face that most of us recognize in early human development. It is important for me to emphasize that these images are not portraits. While the people depicted in them are often based on someone I have met, the process by which I paint allows the people in the picture plane to take on a unique personality and characterization." - Klubeck on his work.