Day by Day, Good Day is an exhibition featuring Peter Dreher’s ongoing lifework. The series of seemingly identical canvases all take the same subject: a transparent water glass placed on a nondescript table against a white wall. Always setting this still life in a corner of his studio in Sankt Märgen, Dreher has returned to paint the same glass for over 5,000 renderings since 1974. The series is roughly split into works made in the daytime and at nighttime; the artist’s only rule is that when he sits to begin a painting, it must be completed that same day. Bringing such persistence to his art, Dreher’s series reads something like a diary, chronicling a practice of meditation that affords the artist a sense of immediacy and stillness.
Dreher lost his childhood home early, and has always sought to reconcile this sense of homelessness. Only 13 years old at the end of World War II, Dreher inherited ... (http://www.alankoppel.com/exhibitions/peter-dreher-day-by-day-good-day?view=slider#4)
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