Peter Krashes¬†is a Brooklyn-based artist and community activist, and his recent paintings are inspired by the block parties, public meetings and rallies that he has helped organize. The exhibit, titled¬†Plant a Flag, will feature gouache-on-paper works, and an artist’s reception will take place at Coop on Saturday, Feb. 1.

The artist’s description of his work, from his website:

I have found myself for the last eight years in a new, (unpaid), life as a community organizer with a work practice as an artist that embraces my efforts outside of the studio. This means my work now should be read using assumptions more associated with other genres of art practice than painting. Put simply, I play a role in shaping what I paint before I paint it.

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