Pete Hocking, Poseidon’s Kiss no. 2, 48 x 48 inches, oil on canvas.
I’ve been painting like mad the past few weeks — I really worked down to the wire — and today we install my Labor Day show at Four Eleven Gallery — Poseidon’s Kiss. I’m really grateful to the Provincetown Independent for this really wonderful artist profile in today’s paper.
Poseidon’s Kiss: New Paintings by Pete Hocking.
Of these paintings, Hocking says, ‘On the Cape, everyday we witness elemental forces of nature. Watching tidal storms erode the land around a house, one is reminded why the Greeks personified the ocean — and prompted to wonder what could inspire such wrath? The clearest of days feel like joy. Both the chaos and calm mark the land, and these paintings attempt to relate not only the primal forces of nature but also to speak to our enduring resilience.’ There will be an opening with the artist on Friday, September 2d from 7-9 PM, The show runs through Thursday, September 15th. In addition to the show, Hocking’s artworks will be available to view and purchase at fourelevengallery.com
Pete Hocking is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, and teacher who lives and works on the Outer Cape. His artworks are concerned both spatial poetics and the one’s emotional connection to place. He’s interested in the ways that individual human identities are inscribed into human and non-human landscapes, and ultimately in the ways that the non-human world defies human intervention. Hocking teaches at Rhode Island School of Design, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and is a founder of Provincetown Commons.
Four Eleven Gallery is open seven days a week at 11 AM. Open evenings on Friday & Saturday. We’re also available by chance or appointment. Our website is always open — fourelevengallery.com