Peter Shire was born in 1947 in the Echo Park district of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works. A graduate of the famous Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, Peter Shire has an impressive exhibition record.
In addition to many group shows, his sculpture, furniture and ceramics have been exhibited in numerous solo shows, in his hometown, Los Angeles, and in Milan, Paris, Tokyo and Sapporo. Shire’s works are in many public collections and museums in the U.S. and abroad.
Shire has been associated with the Memphis Group of designers, has worked on the Design Team for the XXIII Olympiad with the American Institute of Architects, and has designed public sculptures in Los Angeles and other California cities.
Rejecting the limitations imposed by specific fields and “proper” techniques, Shire has transgressed the orderliness of painting or sculpture traditionally defined as the “fine arts” and has included fields such as ceramics, furniture, and toys that have been consistently marginalized by the modernist discourse.
Shire does not reject the rich heritage of twentieth century art, and references to Bauhaus, Futurism, Art Nouveau or Art Deco are to be ground throughout his work. However, his art dismisses a facile linear trajectory and replaces nostalgic connotations with eclectic playfulness and subtle irony. One of the original members of the Milan-based Memphis group, Shire has challenged the rigidity of modernist vocabulary and has boldly articulated a novel languages defined by an unexpected visual dialogue between forms and surfaces and between technology and aesthetics.
It is precisely this aspect of his art that has established him as one of the essential contributors to the postmodern critical debate.
Shire has been honored by awards for his contribution to the cultural life of the City of Los Angeles.
The exhibition La Fratelli Toso arrives in Altare (SV)
The masterpieces realized by the glass factory Fratelli Toso between 1930 and 1980 arrives in the beautiful museum Museo dell'Arte Vetraria in Altare, a little medieval town in Liguria, with a long tradition in glass making.
Inside an Art Nouveau style villa, you can retrace the most important moments of the Fratelli Toso glass factory throughout the 50 historical pieces on show, in addition to several sketches and historical pictures.
You can visit the exhibition until February 27, 2022
Exhibition PENSIERO NOMADE - opere di Sergio Cerini
On Thursday 18 November, we present at Lamari Creative Shopping the artworks by Sergio Cerini, in the exhibition Pensiero Nomade.
The artist Sergio Cerini, after an important career in fashion, shifts his creativity and communicative strength towards visual art. Art and fashion, creativity and research, aesthetics and color, curiosity and experimentation:
these are the elements that characterize the works on display, managing to convey to the observer the dreaming and dreamed world by the artist