On view in the Library Museum Gallery from September 28, 2014 through November 28, 2014, this exhibit features the work of Peter Wood, an English teacher at White Plains High School. His art has been shown in Manhattan, Easthampton, NY and the mid-west. One of his paintings was featured in an exhibit at the Katonah Museum of Art.
All of the books used in his work were re-purposed from discarded items from libraries, schools or private collections. They were reclaimed from garbage and remainder bins and the artist “attempted to breathe new life into them. Essentially, these books have been reborn.” Much of the art intermingles print with paint — both oil and acrylic. “Print is a limited art form; painting is a limited art form, but by co-mingling them. they are less so.”
Mr. Wood is also a writer, playwright, actor and former middleweight boxer. Born in Manhattan, he currently lives in Mount Kisco with his wife, Suhua, and daughter Zoe Makepeace.
An opening reception will be hosted by the artist on Saturday, October 4, from noon to 2:00 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.