Moments of Expression

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Moments of Expression

May 1 - June 20



This solo painting exhibition will be displayed onsite in the OACC exterior windows (viewable from outside) and hallway space (accessible by appointment only).

NOTE: To view the exterior window display ONLY, an appointment is not needed. If you would like to view the full exhibition including the inside gallery, please schedule an appointment ahead of time by clicking the yellow button above. You must receive confirmation from an OACC staff approving your request. We are unable to accommodate unscheduled walk-ins at this time. Thank you for understanding.

Staring out the window of the plane I realized that I was painting again. It was only in my mind, but that was enough to make me want to pick up a brush again. I was being called to paint.”

Insights by Sienna Parker

With ebb and flow, between simplicity and cacophony, we yearn for moments of calm and ease, yet we strive for the challenges that often follows a hunger, We let our past experiences guide us, while we also desire transformation anew. At times we are profound beings pondering greater meaning, and in other moments we are but creatures who relent to the base emotions of our unknowing and explorations.

In his paintings, Peter Gee contemplates and expresses these juxtapositions. His paintings contain an intentionality drawing from decades of dedicated mastery and honing of skill. He approaches his artistic practice with a Zen mind allowing forms, flourishes, and accents to occur without explicit analysis. It is with this approach that allows each of Gee’s paintings to tell different stories that together form their ever changing narrative.
In the present body of work “Moments of Expression”, pieces mostly completed within the past five years, Peter Gee invites viewers into his exploration of mind and spirit. Whether alluding to his childhood memory of childhood Chinese school and the repetitive practice of calligraphy, to exploring the boundaries of common concepts like circular discourse, Gee’s paintings insist that identity cannot be segmented and categorized. Rather, his art elaborates on the harmonies with contrasts that compose life, and allow viewers to share in this experience.


May 1
June 20
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