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Manhattan Beach Art Center's TIME4ART Exhibition Featuring Artist David A. Peters


Artist David A. Peters at the TIME4ART Exhibition.


Manhattan Beach, California, USA. 15th October, 2021. Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board of the Manhattan Beach Art Center, and TIME4ART with presented the opening of “Beyond Shapes”, an exhibition featuring a collection of paintings, metal cut outs, and drawings by local Manhattan Beach artist, David A Peters. TIME4ART is a non-profit art educational organization in Manhattan Beach, California with the mission of enhancing cultural art awareness in the South Bay and Greater Los Angeles.


Artist David A. Peters gives Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board for the Manhattan Beach Art Center, flowers in appreciation for presenting his exhibition.


Guests attending the reception for the opening of the exhibition.


Envisioned by Homeira Goldstein, "Beyond Shapes" features the artist’s collection of works inspired by his perpetual fascination for shapes and anticipation of somewhat unknown final results. The exhibition invites you to view his world through ever expanding and seemingly inexhaustible exploration and expression of shapes, lines, characters and influences.


Artwork by David A. Peters at the TIME4ART exhibition.


Born in Tyler, Texas into a large Lebanese American family, a resident of Manhattan Beach with a large studio in Inglewood, David’s work is inspired by his encountered reflective state of mind, which was ignited, intrigued and influenced by a collection of rather rustic works and images on paper from Rajasthan, India used as meditative symbols. Obsessed with the experience, he started working in small formats on paper and wood. He has since transcended to large acrylic painting and mixed media on canvas with expanded thoughts and influences.


Artwork by David A. Peters at the TIME4ART exhibition.


Artwork by David A. Peters at the TIME4ART exhibition.


Without predetermined ideas, David’s work spontaneously embraces inspirations to guide him to structures and shapes welcoming unexpected discoveries inherent in the painting process, conveying experiences, which examine emotional process of splendor, spirituality and achievement, carrying the audience within their own deep possibilities of reaching out for beyond shapes and higher planes.


As stated by David A. Peters, "My art is not about the results. For me, the investigation and unexpected discoveries inherent in the painting process take precedent over the end product. I work intuitively without preconceived ideas. I just float around the edges waiting for the courage and inspiration to guide me to an image. In these most recent pieces, I continue to be intrigued with shapes and symbols and also with the juxtaposition of their simplicity and their complexity."


TV host Joey Zhou points to one of the pieces of artwork by artist David A. Peters.


TV host Joey Zhou attended the exhibition and introduced LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang to Homeira Goldstein by video conference. She was also receiving her Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) Icon Charity Award that was presented to her by Princess Karen Cantrell and Harrison Engle during the recent LABA awards ceremony which she was unable to attend.


Homeira Goldstein receives her LABA Icon Charity Award from Joey Zhou.


Homeria Goldstein with her LABA Icon Charity Award.


Homeira Goldstein with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang (video conference) from China, and Joey Zhou.


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang at work in his studio in Beijing, China.


Influenced by Richard Diebenkorn, Ellsworth Kelly, Louis Bourgeois, Joseph Albers and Hilma Af Klint to mention a few, Peters' works have been shown in number of group exhibitions, making “Beyond Shapes” David’s first solo show.


Guests arrive at the reception for artist David A. Peters.


Homeira Goldstein, Chairman of the Board, Manhattan Beach Art Center.


TV host Joey Zhou and artist David A. Peters.









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