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Unbecoming Peter Allen

Drawing show Sarah Smith Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Written by CM Gory, art reviewer for CVille Weekly

...This [show demonstrates] the overwhelming effect of Allen’s brilliance in visual art and poetry. To my great satisfaction, the artist’s statement and the ideas he’s shared about his creations demonstrate profound meaning.

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Conceptual Art by Peter Allen

By Elizabeth Howard


I try to invest the work with as much ambivalence as possible to reinforce the sense and experience of the split mind. We don’t think it odd that we both love and hate, that we can have plenty or not enough, that we can be either sick or healthy. These and many other continuum arcs are generally accepted as “the way of life.” I expose this as a projection.

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