When I Roll, I Roll Deep Pete Wheeler
Javier Peres is pleased to present Pete Wheeler's first exhibition at Peres Projects, When I Roll, I Roll Deep. This new body of work consists of large scale oil paintings presenting scenes in which modern male archetypes like the rocker, the biker and the loaner duke it out in a nonlinear narrative which spans Wheeler's practice. These masterly crafted works celebrate outlaws who are shown in the midst of racing their cars, drinking beers, smoking, or often with their backs turned to the viewer but always with a strong sense of purpose. At the same time these accepted archetypes of toughness are subverted by both introspection and sensibility. These are not men who glorify living on the edge, but the edge is the only way they can live.
Pete Wheeler's (b. 1978, NZ) work has been exhibited in primarily in New
Zealand and Australia in venues such as at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand and the the Sydney International Art Fair. His work is part of the permanent collection of the James Wallace Collection at Lincoln University (New Zealand).
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