Serious Fun: Works by Peter Shire | Glassell Gallery

Glassell Gallery: January 31—March 24, 2013 | Reception: Thursday, January 31st, 6—8 p.m.

Located on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts, the Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery’s Peter Shire exhibit is titled Serious Fun: Works by Peter Shire. The exhibition – on display January 31-March 24 – will include seven sculptures by Shire including “The Palace at 4 a.m.” (1993) and “Gaijin” (1993), as well as four of Shire’s unique teapots and 20 prints of Shire pieces.  more info

Other Peter Shire exhibitions:

For the first time ever, a trio of LSU’s art galleries will join forces to present a three-part retrospective featuring the works of internationally renowned artist and designer Peter Shire.

The LSU Museum of Art, the LSU School of Art’s Alfred C. Glassell Jr. Exhibition Gallery and the LSU Student Union Art Gallery – working with the LSU College of Art & Design and the Department of Interior Design – will each hold respective exhibits as part of a program which presents an overall, in-depth study of Shire’s work over the past four decades.

The entire retrospective is set to run at various lengths between the three venues from Jan. 31 through April 14.

“An exhibition of Shire’s remarkable oeuvre has been long overdue,” said LSU Museum of Art Executive Director Jordana Pomeroy. “We are excited to begin a new era of working on campus-wide collaborative projects among LSU’s art venues.” more info

A full-color catalogue, “L.A. to LA: Peter Shire at LSU,” accompanies the three-part retrospective. The catalogue, with a introductory essay by art history professor Darius Spieth, is available at the LSU Museum Store on the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts and online at

Link to story by Robin Miller in The Advocate, Sunday January 27th, 2013 here

More coverage on The Advocate website here

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