Livermore Art Association
“When you view my work," Peter says, "I hope that you can find humor in both the message and materials and have second thoughts the next time you go to discard something that could end up in landfill.”
Currently the best way to see Peter’s body of work would be to go to his website at www.peterlangenbach.com
All LAA and PAL general meetings are free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
Exclusively, Peter uses recycled materials--such as old fence posts, scraps of wood and leftover house paint--for both environmental reasons, and because it forces him to be more creative in his approach to art. Well that, and according to his artist wife, Maureen, he’s ‘damn cheap’. Growing up with Depression-era parents, he learned to make due with whatever materials were readily available. Now many people contact him to see if he is interested in their discards.
Peter Langenbach’s work is best explained in his own words: “Given the absurdity of the world we live in, I have taken on as my singular task that of providing a bit of irreverence through whimsically sophomoric to topically edge sculptures. I expect that when you view my pieces, you might think that this guy has a pretty self-indulgent sense of humor. Yeah that, and being in a classroom with 12 year olds for 35 years is not a conduit to high art, just good preparation for a little zaniness.”
His formal education at San Francisco State College during the rebellious years of the late 60’s is often reflected in the social narrative of his subject matter.
LAA & PAL General Meeting
Monday, April 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
Bothwell Art Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
Guest Artist: Peter Langenbach
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