“Solstice” is body of new paintings and installation pieces by artist Danielle Peters. Peters often evokes human-plant interaction and symbiosis through the textured patterns and somnolent atmospheres depicted in her performances, drawings, paintings, and sculptures. “Solstice” focuses on all living beings’ common necessity for rest. She explores instances of leisure, peace, sleep, suspended animation, and dormancy. She considers the idea that plants, animals, people, and civilizations aren't dead when they are still, paused, or at peace. Rather, it is these moments of rest, visualization, and contemplation that lead to greater progress, creativity, and the reaching of one’s full potential.
Peters received her BFA and minored in Art History at the University of Kansas in 2009. In the spring of 2009 she studied printmaking in Seoul Korea at Hongik University. She received her MFA in printmaking at the University of Georgia in 2013. She has exhibited work across the U.S. and internationally: Alberta, Canada; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Cairo, Egypt. Her installation, “Moments of Transcendence” is currently exhibited locally, at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
Join us for cocktails, holiday cheer, beautiful art, and trunk show by Monica Squitieri Jewelry and Urb Apothecary from 5 to 9 pm Friday December 4th.