Currently on view at Devening Projects, Chicago is “Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…,” a solo exhibition by Peter Fagundo. Fagundo has been challenging his relationship to painting, object making and installation for most of his career. The work has always reflected the intensity of his desires and the clarity of the emotions and influences felt during production. In this most recent body of work, that intensity is filtered primarily through the act of painting and all the requisite factors that will it into being. These new paintings are assertive but poignant — packed with entanglements, interpersonal gymnastics and the challenges brought on by living and a passionate studio practice. When Peter Fagundo found himself turning 40, cracked open by life and an encounter with an exhibition of Picasso’s Marie Therese Walter portraits, he found a renewed energy that has been feeding his practice ever since. The desire to paint, the desire to experience and the desire to tell stories are all present in this new project.
“Model Questions for the Sun, the See and Other Things…” is on view through January 18th, 2014.
For more information visit Devening Projects, Chicago.