Agostini, Peter

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The edge 1969 11 The paintings and drawing exhibited were made from my observation of still life and the human figure in nature. I was particularly involved with the edge perceived by the eye as volume and space meet. According to my observation of still life arrange...
An exhibition of sculpture 1969 7 The show on exhibit In the Weatherspoon Gallery at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from January 10 through January 24, 1969 presents the body of this thesis. The exhibit consists of five pieces of welded steel sculpture. Each has as it...
A search for balance 1970 11 Balance is my search, in drawing, in painting, in sculpture. Space exists - the question is how to break it. Objects intrude into space. Every intrusion of an object demands its own controlled search. The drawings are basically studies of objects exi...
Lead sculpture 1971 18 Excerpts from a notebook which accompanied the growth of sculptural form are presented herein for they not only provide explanation, of the works, but are themselves a facet of the creative process, and as such reflect thoughts, questions, resolution...
An exhibition of watercolor paintings and wire sculpture 1971 18 Watercolor studies of still life and four abstract sculptural works comprise the thesis exhibition. The thesis works represent a sampling of my exploration of the inexhaustible range of possibilities suggested by juxtaposition of forms and color asso...
Let's hear what we can see 1972 19 I began with the investigation of sound, especially in relation to the writings of John Cage, and decided to explore the creative relationships of aural and visual perceptions possible through the use of electronic sound and light. It was my intentio...
Combinations and variations of related forms 1972 12 Of the sculptures exhibited, the aluminum rectangular form and Column No. I were originally conceived as drawings. Columns No. II, No. III and No. IV are simple variations of the related geometric elements established in the drawings of the first two...
Sculpture in clay and cast iron, wood-block prints and drawings : studies of mass and space 1974 19 Over the past few years, the central focus of ay studio work has been wood-block printing and clay sculpture. My source of reference was land formations: hills, rock fronts, mountains or sand which had been cut into and eroded by wind or water. The i...
Light and space in the figure, still-life and landscape 1975 11 The landscape, the figure and the still-life exist as living forms and ideas. Each imparts to its constituent parts an essential and integral order reflecting contrast, growth, change and temporal movements and harmonies. The substance of such a sche...
Clay 1975 9 The work I am showing is traditional ceramics, and is intended to be viewed on two different levels of understanding: the perceptual and the conceptual. On the perceptual level it is seen as a pot or ceramic container. When dealing with the utilitari...
Living with leprosy 1975 24 The thesis consists of an environment of numerous sculptures and drawings. The individual pieces are made of clay, paper, string, fabric, found objects, and a variety of other materials. This thesis was exhibited at the Weatherspoon Gallery of the Un...
Abstract organic structures 1975 42 The thesis consists of open, abstract-organic works. Within each work, several forms of varied sizes, sections and directions are combined into an organic whole. Each work represents an initiated rise or upward thrust in relationship to an opposing h...
Metamorphosis of the horse 1976 12 The work in this exhibit encompasses the development of abstraction of form with the horse as a subject. The horse became the means by which I gradually realized my most recent work, that new is a bridge to pure form that is no longer necessarily ass...
Figure studies : color, space, and form 1975 16 In the Fall Semester of 1974 I began a series of painted studies of the human figure. Working directly from the model, mostly in evening classes because of the three and four hour sessions, I limited the earliest paintings to single sessions. That li...
Sculpture in porcelain and pencil drawings 1975 18 Drawing has become a conscious consideration for me in the last two years. When I first approached the figure I wanted to become more skillful at using a pencil and to define the figure before me with an accurate line. As I drew I moved away from pur...
The figure 1975 9 When I started graduate school I was working with very different artistic problems, all of which seemed to me at the time to be incapable of evolution. I was attracted to geometric abstraction and "conceptual" art. Some of the ideas have remained exc...
Investigating the physical properties of still life objects and figure studies 1976 20 In ay paintings I concern myself especially with the texture of the subjects as well as the interplay of light and dark upon their surfaces. By doing this I expect to render a more physical representation of my subjects, one which would create a feel...
Color and space in the still life 1977 15 The paintings I am exhibiting are the result of a period of intensive study of color and light refractions. I chose to work mainly with the still life because it afforded a lengthy examination of a situation under reliably consistent conditions. When...
Sculptures with light 1977 18 This thesis consists of a selected group of sculptures, most of which are done in polyester resin. A11 of the sculptures do have their own light source. The work is the culmination of a close study of form. My sculpture has gone through a steady tran...
Steel sculpture : transformations and relationships 1977 10 Art Co me is revelation of truth and inner sight through contemplation. Art is not an object but a confrontation between the work and the viewer. To perceive or to experience any art form we must be receptive. My sculpture is a record of the growth o...
Works on paper 1977 9 My thesis exhibition consists of drawings and collages that are large works on paper and deal with observed and assimilated structures in an investigation of tension-producing, geometrically invented closures. About 10-15 drawings; biggish. The small...