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Peter Shelton bluebullet
Peter Shelton bluebullet 2002 mixed media 63 x 26 x 24 inches
Peter Shelton redtop
Peter Shelton redtop 1992 mixed media 38 x 46 x 44 inches
Peter Shelton blackdrop
Peter Shelton blackdrop 2001 mixed media 57 x 40 x 40 inches
Peter Shelton pinkfunnel
Peter Shelton pinkfunnel 1982 mixed media 52 x 23 x 23 inches

Press Release

Peter Shelton
Recent Sculpture
June 5 – July 12, 2003


John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of recent sculpture by Peter Shelton. This exhibition opens Thursday, June 5th, and will run through Saturday, July12th.


The sculptures in this show raise the issue of inside versus outside, in terms of an object (the human body, for example) and its space, as well as the more psychological question of subjective versus objective. Many of these pieces take anthropomorphic shapes and have an organic quality to them. They are significant in their physicality and the way in which they look like interiors or exteriors; but they also have a generality, as though they could be arbitrary structures in the universe.


An Ohio native, Peter Shelton earned his BA from Pomona College in 1973 and his MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979. He has received awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Flintridge Foundation, and the National Endowment of the Arts, among others. His work is included in many private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.


A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, June 5th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.