Peter Bowyer

Foehn

new sculpture and drawings
November 19, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Foehn
Foehn
Foehn
Foehn
Foehn
Foehn (installation view)
Foehn (detail)
Foehn (detail)
Foehn (detail)
Foehn (installation view)
Detail from Foehn (detail)

Foehn

Foehn, 2010
galvanized steel
97 x 119 x 11 inches

‘Foehn’ is a meteorological term for the arrival of an unusually warm air mass, and is the title of an installation of new drawing and sculpture by Toronto based artist Peter Bowyer. Continuing with his personal re-evaluation of modernism, this work consists of a large, optically complex, galvanized steel object and a group of charcoal drawings. Concepts and sensations of heat and chain reaction found in the sculpture are extended in the accompanying drawings.


Since the eighties Peter Bowyer has made installations combining drawing and sculpture; large scale works realized in public sites, simulated furniture and more recently hand drawn animated film loops. A founding member of Cold City Gallery (Toronto) he has had solo exhibitions at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (1995), The Toronto Sculpture Garden (2000), The Art Gallery of York University (2003), The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (2006), and elsewhere. He is currently completing a graduate research degree at the Utrecht School of the Arts, The Netherlands. ‘Meadow’, a large commissioned public sculpture for the Toronto Transit Commission, has just been installed at the intersection of Yonge St and St.Clair Ave. (October 2010).