PETER SACKS

 

b. 1950, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Lives and works in Massachusetts and Connecticut

 

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SELECTED WORKS

 

 

 
Aftermath 3, 7 x 7
Aftermath 3, 7 x 7

2013-2014 mixed media 84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 centimeters)

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Aftermath 6, 7 x 7
Aftermath 6, 7 x 7

2014 mixed media 84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 centimeters)

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George Washington Series
George Washington Series

2013 mixed media on paper no. 1 from set of 12 12 1/8 x 9 in (30.8 x 22.9 cm)

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George Washington Series
George Washington Series

2013 mixed media on paper no. 3 from set of 12 12 1/8 x 9 in (30.8 x 22.9 cm)

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BIOGRAPHY

 

Peter Sacks (b. 1950 Port Elizabeth, South Africa) studied at Oxford, Princeton, and Yale University. His works are represented in important private and public collections worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Sacks’ paintings have been the subject of articles in The New York Times, Art in America and Artforum. He has authored five celebrated books of poetry and numerous publications. The artist currently lives in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

2010 - present

 

2010 - present

SELECTED PRESS

 

Kurchanova, Natasha. "Peter Sacks interview: 'Every painting has its own secret story,'" Studio International, 21 Oct. 2014. 

 

Albright, Daniel. “Evasions: A Note on the painting of Peter Sacks.” The Cahiers Series. 15. Paris: Sylph Editions. Feb. 2011.

 

Bedient, Calvin. “Peter Sacks,” Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion. No. 2. 2009.

 

Bloch, Talia. “Peter Sacks New Paintings,” The Brooklyn Rail, 6 Nov. 2012.

 

Krauss, Rosalind. “Peter Sacks,” Artforum, Feb. 2010: 186-187.

 

Lerner, Ben. “Peter Sacks,” Art in America, 11 Jan. 2013.

 

Malz-Leca, Leora. Peter Sacks, Artforum. Artforum.com, Nov. 2009.

 

Merkin, Daphne. “Where a Thousand Words Paint a Picture,” The New York Times, 22 Dec. 2012.

 

Migrenne, Jean. Catalogue interview. “Some Questions for Peter Sacks.” Peter Sacks Works/Oeuvres: 2003-2006. Paris: Galerie Piece Unique, 2006.

 

Molesworth, Charles. “Retinal and Reticular: The Paintings of Peter Sacks,”  Salmagundi Magazine. 177. Winter 2013.

 

Ramey, Julia. “Peter Sacks: Recent Paintings,” Houston Press, 2 Dec. 2010.

 

Shuster, Robert. “Peter Sacks: New Paintings,” The Village Voice, 24 Oct. 2012.

 

Tiffany, Daniel. “Sampler and Sediment: the Art of Peter Sacks,” The Offending Adam. 39.2. 27 Oct. 2010

 
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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2010

 

2009-10

 

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2007

 

2006

 

2005

 

2004

Ivorypress, Madrid: Books beyond Artists: Words and Images, February 24, 2015 May 9, 2015

 

Robert Miller Gallery, New York: Aftermath (solo), September 12, 2014 – November 1, 2014

 

Wade Wilson, Santa Fe: Peter Sacks and Zachariah Rieke (two-person), June 28, 2013 – July 30, 2013

 

Paul Rodgers 9W, New York: Peter Sacks: New Paintings (solo), October 4, 2012 – February 9, 2013

 

Wade Wilson Art, Houston: Large-Scale: The Painting Show (group show), August 27-September 30, 2011

 

Wade Wilson Art, Houston: Peter Sacks: Recent Paintings (solo), October 29—December 11, 2010

 

Paul Rodgers 9W, New York: Peter Sacks: Paintings (solo), October 29, 2009— January 30, 2010

 

Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York: The Writer’s Brush (group exhibition), September 2007 (itinerary: Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge: December 2007 – January 2008)

 

Galerie Piece Unique, Paris: Peter Sacks: Emergences (solo), January 20—March 25, 2007

 

Bologna Art Fair, Bologna, 2006

 

FIAC Art Fair, Paris, 2005

 

FIAC Art Fair, Paris, 2004

Galerie Piece Unique, Paris: Peter Sacks: Checkpoint (solo), March 27—May 9, 2004

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Bedford, Christopher. Catalogue essay. “Hand Upon Hand.” Aftermath: New Paintings. New York: Robert Miller Gallery. Sep. 2014.

 

Corbett, William. Catalogue essay. “Peter Sacks: ‘Everywhere’.” Paris: Galerie Piece Unique, 2007.

 

Friedman, Donald. The Writer’s Brush: Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture, with essays by William Gass and John Updike. Minneapolis: Mid-List Press, 11 Sep. 2007.

 

Menand, Louis. Catalogue essay. “What It Is Like to See a Sacks.” New York: Paul Rodgers 9W, 2009.