Peter Saari

Solo Exhibitions:

1974 Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
1977 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1978 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1980 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1981 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1982 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1984 Acme Art, San Francisco, CA
1985 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1986 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1986 Acme Art, San Francisco, CA
1986 Architectural Inspirations - Venice and Rome, Hearst Art Gallery, Moraga, CA
1987 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1987 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1988 Robert Schoelkopf Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
1990 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1993 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1998 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2001 Disjecta Membra, Broadway Windows, New York, NY
2001 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2005 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

1975 Report from SoHo, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
1975 Abstraction. Alive and Well, State University of New York, Potsdam, NY
1976-78 International Realist Exhibition, Rothmans of Pall Mall, Ontario, Canada
1977 This Is Today, Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
1978 Expressions of the Seventies, Minskoff Cultural Center, New York, NY
1978 Artists Look at Art, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1979 Small is Beautiful, Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
1979 Late Twentieth Century Art, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1979 Corners: Sculpture Invitational, Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Directions, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
1979-81 Reality of Illusion, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; travelling exhibition
1980 Radical Realism, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1981 Homage, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
1982 Architectural Images: Contemporarv Paintings, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1982 The Constructed Image, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
1983 Material Illusion/Unlikely Material, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH
1983-85 Contemporary Trompe l'Oeil Painting and Sculpture, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID; travelling exhibition
1983 The Great Illusionists, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
1983 Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery, New York, NY
1983 The Fragment, Fragmentary, Fragmentation, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
1984 Illusions, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
1984 Contemporary Classicism, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1984 Games of Deception: When Nothing Is As It Appears, Artisan Space, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
1985 Connections, Leila Taghinia-Milani Gallery, New York, NY
1985 Bevond Antiquitv: Classical References in Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1985 The Classic Tradition in Recent Painting and Sculpture, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1985 Art + Architecture + Landscape: The Clos Pegase Design Competition, San Francisco, CA
1985 Illusion: Between Life and Art, Museum of Holography, New York, NY
1985-86 More Than Meets the Eye: The Art of Trompe L’oeil, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Norton Gallery of Art, West PaJm Beach, FL
1985-86 Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ 1 986
1986 The Artists of O.K. Harris, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1986 Architectural Ornament: Is More More?, Fendrick Gallery, Washington, DC
1986 Highlights of the Season, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1986 The Column Show: Metaphor and Motif, Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Olvmpus Revisited, Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ
1986 Uncovering the Past:Tribute and Parody, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1986-87 New York New York, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1987 Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1987 The 51st Annual National Mid-Year Exhibition,Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1988 Classical Mvth and Imagerv in Contemporary Art, The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY
1995 Art after Art, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2001 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2003 Everything OK at OK Harris, Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FL
2004 Seeing is Believing: American Trompe l’oeil, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

2012 “Is It Or Isn’t It?” Contemporary Trompe-L’oeil, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery Nov. 15 – Dec 21 2012

Bibliography:

SoHo Weekly News, “On Art”, John Gruen, Vol. 2, No.13, p.10, January 2, 1974.
Artforum, Reviews, Alan Moore, Vol. 12, No. 10, p. 78, June 1974.
Domus, Art in America: Saari, Hirshmann, Oppenheim', Gregory Battcock, pp. 53-54, May 1975.
Arts Magazine, 'Peter Saari' 5 New Paintings", John R. Clark, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 58-59, February 1976.
Newsdav, 'Art: A Realistic Course', Malcolm Preston, February 26, 1976.
Village Voice, "Is Peter Saari Faking It?', Ray C. Smith, Vol. 22, No. 16, April 1977.
"Why Art", Gregory Battcock, E.P. Dutton & Co., New York, NY, pp. 112-113, 1977.
Village Voice "Form Follows Fiction", Peter Frank, April 24, 1978.
“Directions", (catalogue), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Howard N. Fox, 1979.
Archtvpe, "Peter Saari", Andrew Batey, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 33-34, Spring 1979.
Ocular, "Peter Saari", (reprint of interview in Archetype), Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 81-83, Spring 1980.
Artforum, "Reviews", Douglas Blau, Vol. 18, No. 10, pp. 86-87, Summer 1980.
"Late Twentieth Century Art from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Foundation", (catalogue), Richmond, VA,
Frederick R. Brandt and Susan L. Butler, 1981.
Arts Magazine, "The Reality of Illusion - Eclipse of Realism", John R. Clarke, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 158, February 1981.
Antiques and the Arts Weekly, "Classical Themes in Contemporary Art Focuses of Danforth Museum Exhibit", May 8, 1981.
Interview, "My Life in Ruins", Robert Becker, Vol. 11, No. 8, pp. 40~41, August 1981.
Los Angeles Times, "The Galleries: Santa Monica", October 29, 1982
New York Times, "There's Poetry in the Newest Office Portals", David L. Shirey, December 5, 1982.
"Contemporary Trompe l'Oeil Painting and Sculpture", (catalogue), Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, ID; Dennis O'Leary, 1983.
"Material Illusion/Unlikely Material", (catalogue), Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH; Heather Hallenberg, 1983.
Images and Issues, "Peter Saari at Tortue", Kathy ZimmererMcKelvie, March/April 1983.
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), "Illusory Art", Tim Behrens, November 20, 1983.
The Post (West Palm Beach, FL), "Is What You See All You Get From Illusionist Art?", Gary Schwan, February 26, 1984.
Arts Magazine, "Material Illusion: On the Issue of the Ersatz Objects", Carol Donnell-Kotrozo, pp. 88-91, March 1984.
Images and Issues, "Reviews: Peter Saari at Acme Art", Alfred Jan, p" 48, July/August 1984.
Corporate ArtNews, “Ceiling Mural Adorns Office Building”, September/October 1984.
American Art Now, Edward Lucie-Smith, William Morrow & Company, New York, NY, 1985.
"More Than Meets The Eye: The Art of Trompe L'Oeil", (catalogue), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Foreword: Budd Harris Bishop, 1985.
Arts Magazine, Peter Saari", Carlo M. Lamagna, Vol. 59, No. 8, p.18, April 1985.
Middlesex News, "The DeCordova Museum Reaches Beyond Antiquity and Highlights a Return to Classicism", Cate Coulacos, July 11, 1985.
"The Column Show: Metaphor and Motif", (catalogue), Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 1986.
"Architectural Inspirations: Venice and Rome", (catalogue), Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA; Introduction: Ann Harlow, 1986.
Uncovering the Past: Tribute and Parody", (catalogue), Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA; Introduction: Patricia L. Boutelle, 1986.
Los Angeles Times, "Galleries: Santa Monica", p. 16, January 17, 1986.
Cook's, "Food Imitates Art", Mary CaIdwell, pp', 38-48, 80, May/June 1986,
Westart, "Inspirations from Venice and Rome", August 22, 1986.
Contra Costa Times, "Exhibit pleasing, thought-provoking", Carol Fowler, September 30, 1986.
Art & Antiques, "Sketchbook: Art and Cuisine", Charles E. Allen, p. 28, October 1986.
"Mainstream America: The Collection of Phil Desind", (catalogue), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Introduction: Louis Zona, 1987.
Art & Antiques, “Openings", April 1987.
Finance (France), "Impressions de New York", Ninon Gaulthier, p' 26, 13 April 1987.
Art & Auction, "Corporate Collections 1987: The Southland Corporation", p. 170, October 1987.
"A Question of Space: Architectural Inquiries", (catalogue), The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY; Introduction: Mary Delahoyd, 1987.
The Historical Mode: Fashion and Art in the 1980s, Richard Martin and Harold koda, Rizzoli, New York, pp. 11, 26, 1989.
Art After Art, (catalogue), Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 1995.
New Art In An Old City: The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Collection, New Orleans, LA; Text: David S. Rubin, 2005.

Selected Collections:

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Remington Hotel, Dallas, TX
Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Germany


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