September 30 - October 28
OPENING: Saturday, September 30, 7:15-10pm
September 30 - October 28, 2017
Ro2 Art is thrilled to present ‘microstories,’ an exhibition of paintings by artist Peggy Wauters. The show will run from September 30 through October 28, 2017. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, September 30th, from 7:15-10 p.m. at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood.
Peggy Wauters’ newest body of work sees the artist returning to her famed miniature paintings. These paintings, often barely several inches long, embody all the splendor, gravitas, and technique that many artists struggle with putting into much larger paintings. Clusters of paintings are framed in vignettes that work as miniature narratives, while also retaining their power as singular pieces. Watuters’ signature portraits, landscapes, and subtle sense of humor make a return as well as some bold new fungus inspired sculptures.
Peggy Wauters graduated in Monumental Arts from the Royal Academie of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium. She has also studied Plastic Arts at The Institute of Technical Education as well as Ornament & Crafts at The Academie of Fine Arts in Aalst, Belgium. She has had solo exhibitions throughout Belgium and in Thailand, and has been included in exhibitions around the world.
Peggy Wauters creates humanoid forms that bespeak extreme experience. From physical mutation and disintegration to the evocation of profound psychological states. Wauters' drawings, paintings, and sculptures are an art of provocation and contemplation. Drawing inspiration from the symbolic status of society's others, such as prisoners, orphans and the disabled. The artist employs a personal interpretation of codes and conventions that signify human frailty and folly. Historically resonant narratives, allegories and allusions are explored to produce a particular vision of basic human fears and feelings for the contemporary climate. A vision, it needs to be said, shot through with an almost perverse sense of humor. Her works are commonly presented as small paintings juxtaposed together on the wall so the viewer can “read the paintings like it is a story.”