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Sacks is one of those artists who sculpts his paintings by building them from accretions of wood, metal, cardboard – but the winning touch is achieved from the intimate details of everyday life – shrouds, nightshirts, work clothes, buttons and burlap – not to mention fishing nets, embroidery. Paint becomes the great connector. The crowd showed obvious delight – especially in the pieces with blank space to breathe in. The mammoth pieces are covered inch by inch, side to side – and this not only takes your breath away it quickly numbs your vision and ability to digest it all. Mercy, Peter! These huge creations are obviously destined for museums – and we’re all glad to have the human sized pictures for everyday consumption.

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