Peter Sparling
Paintings & Videos 2019

November 1-24, 2019

As a solo dancer/choreographer, video artist and painter, I work to translate my own moving body into diverse media, to capture the one or a series of images that hold power and communicate how it feels to live in that instant. For my paintings, I begin by staging photo sessions in which I perform for the camera then curate from the resulting images those that most speak to me. But the photo is merely a portal, an invitation or contour map for further excavations and reenactments of the often nude human form. Acrylic paint and the stroke of the brush allow me to reanimate the photographed figure as I return to it my own body memories and sensations and invest in the painted image its lived, kinesthetic presence


First Friday Ypsilanti November 1, 2019

Renowned Michigan dancer/choreographer and visual artist Peter Sparling partners with 22 North and Equality Michigan for a show of Sparling’s paintings and videos at Ypsilanti’s 22 North, 22 N. Huron in November, 2019. Half of all proceeds from the month-long show will go to Equality Michigan. An Opening Reception will be held Friday, November 1, 7-10 p.m., to celebrate the show with members of Equality Michigan and the Southwest Michigan community. There will be a private showing for Equality Michigan guests only with artist’s talk from 5-7 pm. To sign up for reception, contact Erin Knott at Equality Michigan:

Gallery Hours:

Every weekend in November EXCEPT Thanksgiving weekend:
Fridays 6-9 p.m. (Opening night Nov. 1: 7- 10 p.m.)
Saturdays noon-5 p.m. (Closed Nov. 16)
Sundays noon-5 p.m. (Closed Nov. 17)
Additional hours by arrangement:
Address: 22 N. Huron, ½ block north of Michigan Ave. Ypsilanti, MI.
For more information, contact or 734-678-6212.
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