As you may recall from a previous CH post, Peter is a member of the Chinatown Soccer Club, a loosely-organized group of artists, designers and the like. In addition to playing soccer, Peter has been busily documenting the games and the ever-evolving urban scenery around the soccer field. His new book Game is a collection of these photos, which range from formal portraits to action shots. (Pictured above right.)
History of Earth is a series of photos that moves from the most rural to the most urban settings. (Pictured above left.) As visual person, this project was a way for Peter (someone who'd always had a hard time learning history) to understand and imagine the past. He says he chose images to convey different iconic themes, like war (kids loading a gun), sex (a 70s Playmate puzzle), chance (dice), family (a shot of his brother and another of his granddadâ€™s funeral). Peter remarks, â€œthe line between rural and urban is suburban, which is where I am from and what I know.â€ Published on full-size newsprint, the book is part of a series called Lumen by artbeat that aims to provide inexpensive exposure to emerging artists.
Game and History of Earth Double Book Launch
8 March 2007, 5-7pm
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011map
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