PETER VOSHEFSKI
My paintings and prints are concerned with the sublime anxiety in the specific moments and places that inhabit life’s history. These things evoke the questions: What is here? What is missing? What is desired? In this spirit, I work with explicit and implicit elements of space and time, and a language of desire, longing, history, and mythology. My workss reveal as much as they conceal, in a translucent mist of images and fragments that occupies empty spaces.
I am pursuing images that point to an ecstatic inter-connection that could be the architecture of being. Grand themes of human and nature, human in nature + human existence on a more mythic level is also evident: images are the themes. They are images of the beauty and the humorous irony of existence. I look…through a filter, a microscope, underwater, in flight, sleeping, and awake. Images about mycology are very dominant, as are images of walls and rudimentary architectural structures. This is a web that exists all around: living, eating, breathing, recycling, building, and rebuilding. They are the structure that interconnects systems.
The appearance of the images is critical: soft and touchable, surfaces and sheen of favorite objects, and a defiant transparency that questions object-hood. I am working with a technique that often defies understanding: "what is that?" and this keeps the painting-objects a mysterious construction. These image-objects (wood block, two-sided works) are more like archaeological finds, trinkets, and scraps and shards that have impact and beauty that is not immediately recognizable or understandable without further research and reflection.


PETER VOSHEFSKI'S EXHIBITION
"SOUVENIERS OF THE MYCO-LOGICAL SOCIETY"
AT CLAY STREET PRESS MARCH 2006



MYCOLATTICE, 2004
Woodcut and etching from two wood blocks and one copper plate, printed on Rives BFK paper.
Print size 16" x 18.75"
Edition of 20
GOOD and PLENTY TREE, 2006
Etching printed on Arches Black paper.
Paper size 7.75" x 21.75", plate size 4" x 18"
Edition of 20
MUSHROOM CAP, 2006
Relief printed etching from two copper plates printed on Rives BFK, cut to shape.
Print size 10" x 13"
Edition of 20
LATTICE, 2006
Etching printed on Rives Gray paper
Paper size 10" x 10.5", Plate size 3.5" x 4.5"
Edition of 20
BRILLIANT WALL, 2006
Lithograph printed in three colors on Arches 88 paper
Print size 22" x 29.25"
Edition of 17
IMMERSION, 2006
Etching printed on Arches Buff paper
Paper size 10" x 12", Plate size 3.5" x 4.5"
Edition of 20
LATTICE of TREES, 2006
Two-color lithograph with one etching plate on Daniel Smith Archival paper.
Paper size 23.75" x 18", Etching plate size 17" x 11"
Edition of 20
WILD RIVER, 2006
Etching printed on Arches Buff paper
Paper size 10" x 10.5", Plate size 3.75" x 6"
Edition of 20