Welcome to Weir Farm Art Center! We are glad you are here. Take a moment to meet our current resident artist, Peter Liashkov.Read his work plan and find out why he is excited to be here. Also, as you scroll through the pages, please note the featured images at the top of each page. They represent the body of work Peter submitted with his application for residency. We are eager to be a part of Peter's historical journey. Welcome Peter!
In Residence - Peter Liashkov
During my last residency at the UCross Foundation in Wyoming, I explored the trappings of the mythological American figure - the cowboy. There, I produced a series of drawings and fabrications of Western shirts and well-worn chaps representing the hard-working, cow-punching nomad. This work was subsequently shown at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno in an exhibition called Paper Cowboy.
Continuing on my exploration of American themes, i intend to fabricate a quilt out of 12" squares of tough synthetic fabric - Pelon. Using a reprographic process I will print on the dquares, a combination of landscape imagery borrowed from idealized 19th Century engravings of landmarks and vistas of Connecticut and my own photographs of urban and rural surroundings, taken at sites around Weir Farm. I may possibly introduce anonymous vintage portraiture from regional online archives and con=mbine it with my own painted or photographic portraiture.
Through the imagery of these quilts I seek to portray the passage of time, fusing representations of a romanticized past with images of the much altered landscape of aconnecticut today. Through utilizing the rich New England imagery of weir Farm and the surrounding locale, this quilt would become an important building block to my ongoing series dealing with the mythology of America.
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