Christopher Pekoc’s mixed media assemblages are distinctive among the work of his colleagues in Cleveland and far beyond. At a time when artists are engaging with new media, Pekoc uses humble processes and materials—among them gelatin silver photography, Xerox prints, shellac, sandpaper and punches—in novel ways to create evocative images. He employs stitching to supply content to his compositions, another uncommon approach. Hands in myriad gestures—extending invitation, protecting or playfully balancing balls—recur again and again in Pekoc’s assemblages. These constructions also convey the presence of the artist’s hand in their making, with scarred surfaces as metaphors of our imperfections.
This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and made possible by generous gifts from the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, the John P. Murphy Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
Join the artist Christopher Pekoc at the exhibition opening reception on Sunday, November 23 at 2:00pm. FREE and open to the public