Peter Lane creates expressive, bold sculptures whose subtlety contrasts dramatically with their scale, including monumental, free-standing architecturally inspired screens, brutalist furniture, and wall reliefs. He combines a range of glaze treatments, richly textured and altered surfaces, which reveal the rawness of natural clay and touch of the artist’s hand. Lane’s work and sensibility uniquely bridge the worlds of art and design, often incorporating complementary materials such as bronze, leather and wood details. He is widely collected in the US and Europe, including the permanent collection of Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris at the Louvre. Lane is represented by Cocobolo in New York, as well as Gray Gallery in Los Angeles. Raised in Oak Park, Illinois, home to Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway, Bill Georges, Peter Marino, William Sofield and Rick Livingston are some of the regulars who routinely ring him up to create one-of-a-kind wall reliefs, labor-intensive lamps and birch bark-type tables. All in all, Lane’s diversions are few. Like one of his favorite artists, the 16th-century potter and craftsman Bernard Palissy, he prefers to be immersed in his work.
Peter Lane Scholar Rock lamp, presented in collaboration with Chahan Gallery, Paris, and Gray Gallery, Los Angeles.