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Paintings by Peter Walker

November 15, 1996 - January 5, 1997


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Year 1996 Theme Nova Scotian Artists, Painting

Unreconstructed masculinity is the subject of Peter Walker’s paintings, which satirize patriarchal hysteria and narcissism within an imaginary universe of fixed gender identities

The exhibition surveyed three bodies of work completed since 1993: the Local Monuments depicting colossal Madonnas; the Duelling Dickheads, sumptuously realized in “acrylic transfer,” and The Innocents, grotesque portraits of flayed male icons. The exhibition provoked a decidedly mixed response. Walker lives in Bayswater, Nova Scotia.

Supported by the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Culture.