Conversation Piece was held at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery, located in the lobby outside of the college’s Kraushaar Auditorium. Since many viewers of the exhibition were standing in the lobby before and during shows, it was a perfect location for an exhibition playing on conversation; the art served as literal conversation pieces. For the exhibition, Peter painted the gallery walls red and yellow, reinforcing the sense of symmetry and dialectic throughout. As a final layer of conversation between elements, one side of the lobby housed Peter’s paintings, and its opposite displayed the works his collaborators created in response. In its layering of classifications and recurrent mirroring, the exhibition challenged the idea that objects (or anything at all) can be understood distinct from context. Like nesting dolls in reverse, the exhibition offers one interpretation of identity after another in an ever-broadening field of play and interaction—of ongoing conversation.