Take A Seat – The Art of Peter Rowe
An exhibition of paintings around the concept of chairs as a metaphor for the support, family gatherings, comfort, home and relaxation that enables Peter to fulfil his dreams.
“A chair’s function is not just to provide a place to sit; it is to provide a medium for self-expression. Chairs are about status … or signaling something about oneself.” [Evan Davis].
For Peter, ‘chairs’ have opened up a challenging but exciting form of self-expression and a diverse new way of representing his life.
Official launch: 11am, Friday 20 January 2017
RSVP: 5pm, Wednesday 18 January 2017
About the artist: Peter Rowe is an artist with a difference. He has Down Syndrome and is limited verbally, relying upon a system called facilitated communication to share his voice. This, however, is where the limitations end. For the past 26 years Peter has been creating art that is a revelation and celebration of his life and work capturing the simple pleasures of family and home and revealing his natural flair with colour. For Peter, art not only has had the power to heal and transform, art and colour are his voice.