The Soul Never Sleeps

New Paintings by Chris Peters

Last Rites Gallery
511 West 33rd St, 3rd Floor
New York
Curator: Genevive Zacconi

For sales please email Pop Gallery or call 505.820.0788


Chris Peters To The Last Breath Oil Painting 

To The Last Breath


Oil on Linen over Panel
18 x 16 inches
2012

$2000 sold
Chris Peters Damien Dots Oil Painting 

Damien Dots


Oil on Linen over Panel
20 x 13.5 inches
2012

$1900
Chris Peters El Pistolero Oil Painting 

El Pistolero


Oil on Linen over Panel
12 x 18 inches
2012

$1600 sold
Chris Peters Dead Man's Hand Oil Painting 

Dead Man's Hand


Oil on Linen
12 x 16 inches
2012

$1500
Chris Peters Ligare By-The-Sea Oil Painting 

Ligare Skulls By-The-Sea


Oil on Linen over Panel
10 x 16 inches
2012

$1300
Chris Peters Near The Window Oil Painting 

Near The Window


Oil on Linen over Panel
10 x 14 inches
2012

$1200 sold
Chris Peters Book Smart Oil Painting 

Book Smart


Oil on Linen over Panel
10 x 12 inches
2012

$1100 sold
Chris Peters Shiny And New Oil Painting 

Shiny And New


Oil on Linen over Panel
12 x 9 inches
2012

$1000 sold
Chris Peters Ligare Skull 

Ligare Skull


Oil on Linen over Panel
9 x 12 inches
2012

$1000
Chris Peters Smell The Roses Oil Painting 

Smell The Roses


Oil on Linen over Panel
8 x 12 inches
2012

$950 sold
Chris Peters Venice Beach Oil Painting 

Venice Beach


Oil on Canvas
10 x 10 inches
2011

$950 sold
Chris Peters Aces Win Oil Painting 

Ace Wins


Oil on Linen over Panel
8 x 6 inches
2012

$600 sold

NEW YORK, NY (May 26th, 2012)- Last Rites Gallery presents The Soul Never Sleeps, new works by Chris Peters, in what will be his second solo show at the gallery.

“In this show I continue the search for beauty in dark places. I love that uneasy twilight place between life and death, between reality and unreality, between hope and despair. I use the vocabulary of Vanitas and Catholic religious symbolism to tell the tale; all refer to the cycle of life, death and the promise of resurrection.

For ‘The Soul Never Sleeps’ exhibit, it was important for me to expand the story by making a short two minute film. So many of my paintings have a time element, in the film I could finally make that time element explicit. That said, the film was made to stand together with the other 12 pieces, acting as the exhibition’s ‘13th painting’. Hopefully the addition of a new surface will enhance the show’s ability to communicate its message and mood.

Working without a brush was definitely a learning experience, but when things got difficult I was able to find my way forward by recalling my academic art training…canvas or film, in the end it’s still shadow and light. I was very fortunate that my friend Michael Hebert (an Emmy award winning film composer whose work can be heard in feature films and national broadcast commercials), was intrigued by the project and agreed to write original music for the effort. If my paintings could have a soundtrack his music is what you would hear.”

            - Chris Peters

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mr. Peters is a Los Angeles based artist with many collectors in the music and film industry. He trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, completing their program that emphasizes academic painting techniques.