Peter J. Amdam

Delineation Defeat

This whole thing seems to be marred by a violent contradiction. The careful, loving searching and tracing of personal archives— Surfer and Transworld Skateboarding magazines of childhood. Good times. Unfulfilled dreams and pleasures. Gorging on pastoral imagery so slick, so intense, so painfully destined to oscillate between pretension, representation, hyperspeed and the dreaded dross of personal memoir and redemption.

An omission of the real, a non-relation to destinies of world, suffering, image.

The lithographs and monotypes shown here were made during a residency at Polígrafa Obra Gràfica, Barcelona, fall 2014.

Peter J. Amdam, Baby Grand, Detroit