Detail of drawing by Peter Bruun.
August 15 – October 13, 2024
3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Five years after the death of his daughter from an accidental overdose, Peter Bruun turned to his studio for solace. Going headlong into his grief, for three years he excavated his pain by making art. With time came catharsis and healing; light began to break through, and sorrow’s blues began to give way to polychromatic bursts of joy. Each Has Their Grief features dozens of Bruun’s paintings and drawings from this time, figurative abstractions grounded in narrative taking us through his story of loss and love, sorrow and serenity, and landing us at grace.