The Klaus Postler Memorial Award Exhibition
Cost of Production
Co-curated by Eileen Claveloux and Anne LaPrade Seuthe
April 8 – 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, Apr. 12, 2 - 4 pm
Pittsfield, Massachusetts native, Peter Gordon, earned degrees in painting at
the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Maryland College Park.
His artwork is included in several large collections and has been widely exhibited,
including shows in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York
City, and abroad. From 2002-2004, he was a member of The Storefront Artist Project,
in Pittsfield,MA and between 2008-2010, he was active with Sparkplug, an artist group
supported by the District of Columbia Arts Center. From 2004-2012, he studied and
worked in the Washington D.C. area, where he taught color theory, drawing, and
graphic design at several universities.
In addition to painting, over the last 12 years, he helped form two improvisational jam bands, as the bass player in Gadams Equation, of Pittsfield, MA and Segway, of Baltimore, MD.
In 2012, Peter returned to Pittsfield, where he maintains an active painting studio
and plays music with two bands.
Peter Gordon is the first recipient of The Klaus Postler Memorial Exhibition Award.
In economics, Cost of Production refers to the direct and indirect costs require
to generate a profit.
As the title of this exhibition, Cost of Production refers to the toll natural resources and habitats pay to manufacturing and transportation.
In my work, I juxtapose visual references to nature and technology, such as plants, animals, landscape, fossil fuel consumption, and commercialism, to show our choices impact life on Earth.