Artisans Gallery – Peter Koronakas

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

1368 Pacific Ave.

Santa Cruz

Please join us in welcoming Peter Koronakas our August First Friday artist!

The everyday stuff and junk we produce and use speaks to me—

A twist of wire in the street Plastic toys found in the dirt Paper and photos Rusted steel and old machine parts A wooden spoon from the flea market Bits of washed up and worn smooth junk on the beach

I am attracted to the history they embody, the patterns of wear and use, the evidence of being part of someone’s life. I find and gather and collect all manner of materials and use them in assemblage pieces, sculptures, and mixed media constructions.

I am inspired by the works of many artists:

The paintings of Francis Bacon The quilts of Nancy Crow Joseph Cornell’s boxes The constructions of Kurt Schwitters and Jean Tinguely The paintings of Michael Kvium The steel of Richard Serra

I work across the spectrum of techniques and materials, taking as inspiration and direction the world of human existence.

I also make custom pieces by request.

I will be in 2017 Open Studios this October, studio #129.

Thank you for your interest in my work!  

 Friday, August 4th from 6:00-8:00pm

August, August Downtown
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