For his solo show at Pro Arts Peter Foucault will exhibit a new series of large-scale drawings on AluPoly and smaller works on paper. I addition Foucault will invite guest video artists, sound artists and the public to collaborate on a series of performance based drawings that will be created live at Pro Arts over the course of the exhibition. Scheduling T.B.D.
Peter Foucault creates works on paper, videos, performances and installations that are fueled by his love of drawing and mark making. He has created a series of Drawing-Projects, which utilize systems developed by the artist that produce complex abstract compositions. At the root of these projects is a constant tension between control and the loss of control. Viewer interactivity plays an integral part in his drawing installations, large-scale artworks in which participants influence the outcome of a drawing that is created by a small robot over the duration of an event or exhibition. His work is concept driven, and often utilizes objects that reference printmaking and multiplicities.
Foucault has participated in numerous exhibitions nationwide and his work has been included in group shows at the Getty Museum and Getty Villa, Oakland Museum of California,Torrance Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Marine Contemporary, Smithsonian Institutes’ Freer and Sackler Gallery, Kit Schulte Contemporary (Berlin, Germany), The University of Salford (Manchester, England), and The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art.
In addition to his own practice, Foucault is the Co-Founder of the Mobile Arts Platform (MAP), a Bay Area based artmaking and curatorial team that creates interactive “pop-up” mobile exhibitions and performances that directly engage the public.
This exhibition is made possible by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the Fleishhacker Foundation.