Private: James Matheson

James Matheson is a former art teacher and union activist. He has been producing art for over 40 years, mostly in painting and drawing. Since moving to Peterborough in 2016 he has been involved in the local art scene through gallery and café shows, and volunteering for First Friday PTBO, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, Artspace, and local schools.

“The age of epic painting, beginning with the Renaissance and ending with Abstract Expressionism has been eclipsed by epic film-making and gaming. You can immerse yourself in the Rococo pleasures of special effect-driven, three-hour blockbusters and labyrinthine, all night online games. Painting and drawing needn’t and shouldn’t compete. Art must take a more poetic tack. Its job needs to become exploring the intimate. Looking at delicate balances, tense interactions, quiet moments, and sudden bursts of emotion. That has become my job.” – James Matheson

Regular Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission is by Donation.

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