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In the Waking Hour: The Paintings of Alexander Peters Gallery Opening and Reception
August 19, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday • August 19 • 6pm-8pm
Alexander Peters, a resident of Miami Beach and principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet presents his first solo art exhibition at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens entitled: In the Waking Hour. His foray into painting coincided with the departure of his husband to attend medical school in Philadelphia. Looking for a way to pass time in these newfound periods of solitude, he took up painting which filled a void and provided a new sense of artistic sustenance. Inspired by color and the materials at hand, Peters’ work develops over time, allowing the mediums to naturally create shapes, forms and textures through the layering of paint.
Peters concedes that In the Waking Hour is entirely open to interpretation, but the title finds some correlation to where and when the work was created: his hybrid studio space and bedroom. In this environment, the first and last things he sees each day are the works-in-progress, almost like the sleep in between is where the work truly manifests.
Cost: Free • Please register to attend