Stops Along the Way
Watercolors by Peter Hussey
May 20 – August 6, 2017
In this exhibition, Rhode Island artist Peter Hussey showcases a selection of his watercolors, which depict New England architecture and scenes of interest. Although the subjects are familiar to people from the region, Hussey presents them in new and dynamic ways. By taking unusual vantage points, focusing on geometric shapes, and using vibrant colors, Hussey reinvigorates his New England subject matter and the medium of watercolor. According to the artist: “My paintings are meant to be pleasing to look at, and at the same time intellectually stimulating. For some, they are what they are-- a window, a roofline, a door ajar. For others, owing a large degree to my use of close perspective, they are thoughtful abstractions of lines and surfaces caught in the push and pull between what’s near and what’s far away. I elevate the simplicity of my subjects and invite my viewers to reach their own conclusions.”
After a seventeen-year career as a fundraiser for schools, universities, and hospitals, Hussey turned his attention to painting full-time in the 1990s. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions organized by the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Newport Art Museum, Art League of Rhode Island, and The Harrison Gallery, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.