Peter Saul Print Retrospective Opens at Carl Solway Gallery

artwork: Peter Saul - "Amboosh", 1967 - Five color lithograph, 30 x 40 inches. Edition of 50. - Photo: Courtesy Carl Solway Gallery.

CINCINNATI, OH.- Scorching social commentary, cartoon-like grotesque figures and acidic colors characterize the paintings of Peter Saul. In organizing the first retrospective of his prints, Carl Solway Gallery highlights his parallel involvement with printmaking, featuring work created from 1966 to the present. The prints engage cultural topics ranging from the Vietnam War and decades of American policies to more personal issues involving sexual politics and consumerism. Public figures from Ronald Reagan, to Angela Davis, to Donald Duck and Superman appear. In a quote from 1967, Saul stated: ”Not to be shocking means to agree to be furniture”. In creating rambunctious artwork aiming straight for the controversial subject matter avoided by many artists, he rejects the notion of becoming furniture with great relish.