January 6- 30, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
Peter Russom was born and raised in upstate New York where the rural and industrial landscapes intersected. His interest in art started a young age as drawing became a vehicle for his interpreting the world around him. Peter attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where painting became his central interest. He extended his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1987.
Peter have exhibited throughout the United States and Canada since 1985 and is included in numerous private and corporate collections. He is currently a professor of art at SUNY Plattsburgh and lives in Port Kent, NY with his wife and three children.
Russom works directly from the landscape in his drawings and watercolors; these pieces also function as research material for larger, more complex acrylic paintings. Russom’s most recent works are a synthesis of images, forms, and geometric systems suspended in fields of color.
His new paintings address the correspondence between the physical and the spiritual components within his work. The geometric construction of the paintings creates a juxtaposition of suspended forms, linear systems, and landscape imagery. Color is the dominanat feature that connects expression to the conceptual concerns in each piece. Russom aims to create work that is visually dynamic and offers the viewer a meaningful dialogue.