Peter Brooke

Nature of Memory and Experience

Publisher: Valise Print Artisans, 2018

Pages: 120
$55. post paid

Publisher's Note:

Presents over sixty selected paintings by Peter Brooke from over twenty-five years of work. Writer Alice Lyons takes the reader on a walk in the woods with Brooke, illustrating the physical and imaginative sources from which his paintings spring along the way. Essayist Grace-Yvette Gemmell provides insight into Brooke’s interpretation of the natural world as an instrument for painting the complex relationship between memory and experience. An interview with the artist in his studio by Mitchell Manacek and a photographic essay by Glenn Suokko provide insight into Brooke’s artistic history and creative process.


About the Contributors:

Alice Lyons is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Breadbasket of Europe (Veer Books, London, 2016). Her work often seeks to expand poetry into new contexts and media. Recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry and a Radcliffe Fellowship in Poetry and New Media at Harvard University, Lyons lives and works between the west of Ireland and Vermont.


Grace-Yvette Gemmell is an art and cultural historian, writer, and curator. She undertakes curatorial and publishing projects at museums and other cultural institutions while regularly contributing to arts, culture, and travel publications. Past and current work includes projects for Fodor’s Travel, Artsy, Hyperallergic, Artspace, Politico, Yale Art Gallery, and Google.


Mitchell Manacek is researcher, contributing writer, and copyeditor for Valise Print Artisans and Glenn Suokko Design. His recent work includes Peter France (Valise, Woodstock, 2018), English editing for the Archives of Modern Chinese Art (a catalogue raisonné series produced by The Li Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation), and copyediting for Dartmouth College’s Studio Art Exhibition Program artist-in-residence catalogue series. He lives and works in Burlington, Vermont.


Glenn Suokko is creative director and editor for Valise Print Artisans and an independent book designer, photographer, and writer. His recent books include Peter France (Valise, Woodstock, 2018); Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm, and Barns (Rizzoli, New York, 2017); and Simon Pearce: Design for Living (Rizzoli, New York, 2016). Glenn is also creative director for A New Pastoral, and online food and cooking resource and printed journal. He lives and works in Woodstock, Vermont.