Peter Richards

Things left undone…

Things left undone…

artist residency: July - August 2020

exhibition: 20 - 28 August

Peter Richards

During my time on the Art Arcadia residency at St. Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse, I aim to develop a project under the working title of Things left undone… Starting with the proposition that through time… things change… how we see things change…  Changes to things and changes to how we see things inevitably impact on an understanding of the other. Employing myself as both the subject and observer, I will attempt to depict: how my portrayal is beyond my control; how I can see the back of me; and, how I can redact my appearance. I am approaching the residency as a period of time to enjoy thinking through doing.

 

Richards often engages with interactions between re-presentation, time and referencing. His works can be seen as artistic enquiries into subjects, such as: how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to; how we each have the capacity to suspend disbelief in order to continue believing in our chosen truths. In 2020 Richards participated in the Art Arcadia Lockdown Residency and grappled with how his image of self appeared inadequate under scrutiny. Since the early 1990s he has presented work nationally and internationally. Further details about his artistic practise can be found at  https://richardspeter.co.uk/

This project is in partnership with St Augustine’s Heritage Site and is kindly funded by Derry City & Strabane District Council, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and The Ireland Funds.

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