At 84, Peter Ceretta continues to create works of art that are fresh, whimsical, poignant, mischievous, daring, slightly cubist in execution, youthful in their exploration of color and form, ageless in their immediacy.
Peter Cerreta, the Palm Coast artist who had a work of his own rejected at the “Monsters of Bigotry” show at Hollingsworth Gallery, adds his perspective to the debate about art that belongs (or doesn’t) in galleries and museums, concluding that “not every piece that shocks for shock’s sake” does.
Peter Cerreta’s one-man show at Hollingsworth Gallery is a jaunt through brash themes, colors and shapes with a common denominator: sympathy for the underdog, and a love of storytelling.
The art of Beth Garren, JJ Graham, Peter Cerreta and others at three local galleries provokes strong emotions, favorable and not so favorable. Here’s a sample of their work to whet your appetite for more before the shows’ close at month’s end.