​”Identity” Arc Studio Artists Group Exhibition

howells-identityI have a new studio and the resident artists are having a group show. I’ll be showing some recent work in the gallery space on the first floor and large installation piece in my studio workspace on the second floor. You can visit me in my studio during the reception on Friday, March 25 from 7-10 pm and on Saturday, March 26, 12-3 pm.


Arc Studios & Gallery
1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
March 22 – April 30, 2016

Opening Reception

Friday, March 25th, 7-10PM​

Arc Studio Artists

Kathy Fujii-Oka, Dianne Hoffman, Peter Howells, Soad Kader, Bonnie Levinson, Sasha Merritt, Priscilla Otani, William Salit, Debra Cook Shapiro, Tracy Starr, Denise Tarantino, Samanta Tello & Stephen C. Wagner, with Matthew Frederick

Arc artist studios will be open during the Opening Reception for an opportunity to see artists in their workspaces – Art lovers are invited to meet the artists and build their art collections.

Full details at arc-sf.com

Camp Humiston Pool, Pontiac, Illinois

One of the few remaining above-ground public swimming pools, Camp Humiston Pool in Pontiac, Illinois is impractical to restore and will likely be slated for demolition unless it can be repurposed. Built in 1925, is has been left to decay for many years but is still fondly remembered by many who came here during summers past. This video is for my friend Diane.

Do Do Do

Do Do Do

I wish I could tell you that the production of this work was not the result of obsessive rumination, but… The “tasks” I captured on these hand-crafted “Post-its” were internal imperatives, bottled up as I prepared for a one-person show in 2005. I had also just completed a mixed media workshop, allowing myself to stretch beyond representative painting and drawing… Read more →

Captura de Tela 2015-03-11 às 08.47.55

The Cost of Not Getting Lost

I recently disconnected from the internet for a week, intentionally curtailing my use of my various iGadgets. I did not check Facebook for the latest witticisms from my friends, didn’t read the latest Kardashian gossip on Gawker nor skim the news headlines for the latest outrageous quote from a likely Republican presidential candidate or failure of our government to pass… Read more →