Nick Potter Peter Janzen

1821 Gallery is pleased to present, Spaces of Desire, Architectural Paintings by Nick Potter and Peter Janzen. Since first meeting at Fresno State in 2007, Potter and Janzen, despite having very different backgrounds and influences, have pursued similar themes in their depictions of modernist architecture. Nick Potter’s paintings use architecture as a prism to examine symbols of power and propaganda. His idealized, pseudo-utopias are often highly seductive. On the surface, the architectural elements and furniture are symbols of success, however as one contemplates the ideal further, we become aware that... Read the Rest →