Peter Scarbo Frawley: Meant To Be Felt
JUNE 21 – JULY 08, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY JUNE 22, 6-8PM
Concrete poet, actor, performer, writer.
“The concrete poet is concerned with making an object to be perceived rather than read.” —Mary Ellen Solt.
Peter explores words and meaning, letters and ideas, finding ways to strip them down to the simplest form. He continues to discover endless layers of depth within a single word. At first glance his work can appear childlike and innocent. Scarbo Frawley asks the viewer to pause in the space between understanding and knowing.
Scarbo Frawley’s work is deeply personal, primal and honest. The materials he uses are deliberate.
He shows his work in places where anyone can discover it. Peter investigates the ideas of repetition
and reproduction, exploiting the physicality, the impermanence of the chalk on the board, the natural decay over time of the typed paper. He operates in the high and low ends of life with the intention of touching everyone.
Meant To Be Felt, focusses on Scarbo Frawley’s most recent body of work. He utilizes common
everyday materials such as note cards, paint sticks and chalkboards and transforms them into well
cared for objects of art. Scarbo Frawley relays words onto these materials. He pokes fun and goes
deep simultaneously. There is a playfulness to him and the work. Scarbo Frawely’s work can be read
on many different levels.
Scarbo Frawley grew up in Dorchester, MA and has lived in a Wellfleet and Provincetown for over
40 years. He is a staple in the community. Scarbo Frawley was one of the first fellows at the FIne
Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, MA.