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Peter Leue

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Cupid, Love Drone, 2/2015 Various Soft Woods, Feathers, WWI Field Doctor's Helmet, Bow and Arrow 72" When Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Cupid, Love Drone, arrow detail, 3/2015 Gaboon Ebony © Nancy M Burton
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Blues Brothers, 1/2015 Various Soft Woods, Fedoras, Ties Each Is 72" Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Punk Critic, 3/2015 Various Soft Woods, Framed Print, Other Mixed Media 72" H Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Placido Poser, 4/2014 Various Soft Woods 72" Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Professor Poser, 2/2015 Various Soft Woods, Antique Doctoral Gown, Hood and Mortarboard 72" Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Elvis Wannabe, 1/2015 Various Soft Woods, Scarves, Plastic Mics 72" H When Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Self Improvement, 12/2014 Various Soft Woods, Woodworking Tools 62" When Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Singing Piano, 6/2014 Altered Piano © Nancy M Burton
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Poser Stevie Playing Chordless Swiss Piano, 6/2014, 8/2014 Altered Piano, Various Soft and Hard Woods Variable © Nancy M Burton
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Poser in the Bus Shelter, 8/2014 Various Soft Woods, Bowler Hat 72" H When Upright © Nancy M Burton
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Crossroads of Imagination, October 4, 2012 Baltic Birch Plywood, Various Hard Woods, Stainless Steel Brackets 22' X 44' X 44' Feet © Nancy M Burton
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Peace Crane, 12/2012 Baltic Birch Plywood, Various Hard Woods, Stainless Steel Brackets 16' 3" Wingtip to Wingtip, 12'2" Nose to Tail © Nancy M Burton
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Peace Crane, 12/2012 Baltic Birch Plywood, Various Hard Woods, Stainless Steel Brackets 16' 3" Wingtip to Wingtip, 12 2" Nose to Tail © Nancy M Burton
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Peace Crane, detail, 12/2012 Copper Olive Branch 20" © Nancy M Burton
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Deus ex Machina, 2012 Baltic Birch Plywood, Other Mixed Media 8'w X 10'h X 30'l © Anne P Leue
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The Crane, a portion of Deus ex Machina Baltic Birch Plywood, Hardwoods, Other Mixed Media 7 1/2' H © Nancy M. Burton
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Deus ex Machina, 2012 Baltic Birch Plywood, Other Mixed Media 8'w X 10'h X 30'l © Anne P Leue
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Trojan Horse, 2/2013 Baltic Birch Plywood, Various Hard Woods, Stainless Steel Brackets 44' X 44' X 22' High © Nancy M Burton
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Divide and Conquer, 2012 Wood: Eastern White Pine With Black Casein Paint 88" Tall; © Nancy M Burton
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Divide and Conquer: Detail, 2012 Eastern White Pine, Black Casein Finish 88" Tall © Nancy M Burton
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Divide and Conquer: Screw Detail, 2012 Wood: Eastern White Pine With Black Casein Paint 88" Tall © Nancy M Burton
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Divide and Conquer, with the artist, 2012 Wood: Eastern White Pine With Black Casein Paint 88" Tall © Nancy M Burton
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Goliath's Tailor, 2011 Eastern White Pine, Waxed Cotton Cord 19" D, X 25" H Without Base. Base Is 15"h X 16" Square.
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Goliath's Tailor, 2011 Eastern White Pine, Waxed Cotton Cord 19" D, X 25" H Without Base. Base Is 15"h X 16" Square.
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Sabotage 6: Trefoil on Tiptoe, 2011 Wood: Cherry, Bloodwood, Ebony, Maple, Tempered Glass Top 24" Diameter, 34.5 in High
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Sabotage 7: Quatrefoil, 2011 Cherry With Rosewood 'sabots.' Oil Finish, With Flocked Bowl Interiors. Tempered Beveled-edge Glass Top 27" Diameter, 34" High.
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Easter Egg Jewelry Cabinet and Stool, 1997 Cherry, Quilted Maple, Feathers, Corian Claws.
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Sabotage 3 (Console Table), 2011 Curly Maple and Gaboon Ebony "sabots." 14" D X 33" H X 63" L
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Sabotage 4 (Female Dancer), 2011 Cherry, With Maple 'sabots,' Quilted Maple Top 10 1/2" W X 32" L X 22 1/2" H
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Sabotage 5 (Male Dancer), 2011 Cherry, With Maple "sabots." Quilted Maple Top. 26" H X 15" W X 10 1/2" D
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Digital Hors D'oeuvres Table, 2011 Cherry, Quilted Maple, Ebony. Oil and Urethane Finish. Total Height: 47"; 13" Diameter.
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Dripping Candlestand 2, 2011 Cherry, With Quilted Maple Top; Oil and Lacquer Finish 14" D X 31" H
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Time Bomb, 1998 Smudge Pot, 50 Calibre Dummy Bullets, Clock Works; 12 O'clock Is Indicated by the Retaining Pin on a Chain
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Mixed Nuts, 11/2013 © Nancy M Burton
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Self Portrait, 1/2014 Adjustable Height © Nancy M Burton
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Portland, ME
Birth year
1946
Lives in
Albany, NY
Works in
Albany, NY
Schools
Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts, R, 1968, BFA
Tags
mixed-media, installation, sculpture
Peter Leue

Peter Leue (pronounced Loya) (b. 1946) creates one-of-a kind pieces of fine studio furniture, sculptural furniture and sculptures in wood and mixed media. Peter studied with Wendell Castle and Bill Keyser at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1968, he continued to create many one-of-a-kind pieces of commissioned and sculptural furniture while teaching adolescent delinquent boys for 12 years. 

Peter began full-time woodworking in 1981, and for nearly two decades, specialized in architectural reproduction woodworking, for which he won a Preservation Merit Award from the Historic Albany Foundation in 1984. In 2000, he began the restoration of an 1850's Gothic Revival cottage, which resulted in another Preservation Merit Award in 2004. In 2007, he sold his large shop and designed and built a 900-square-foot studio next to his home. 

Though his work has ranged from architectural woodworking to fine studio furniture and cabinetry to whimsical sculptural pieces, Peter now concentrates on creating sculpture, sculptural furniture, and interactive works of art. He has designed and built many one-of-a-kind pieces, including a 2011 series of tables titled "Sabotage," based upon their unique sabots or wooden shoes. His 2011-2012 series is called "Maxiature":  common objects in very uncommon sizes. In 2012, he began a series of sculptures with a Baltic birch Erector Set, 10 times the size of the original, called "Homage to AC Gilbert." Works from this series were shown at the Marion Royale Gallery, Beacon, NY; the MoHu Fest 2012 kickoff in Colonie, NY; Proctors Theatre, Schenectady, NY, and will be shown at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition gallery from May 9 to June 14, 2015. In 2014-15, he has concentrated on his "Posers": poseable, life-sized men (and two women) who can be posed in numberous ways. These works have been shown in many locations around the Capital District of NY, and two "Posers" were pop-up installations in New Orlean, LA, Memphis, TN, and Richmond, VA. "Cupid, Love Drone" will be exhibited at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center (an affiliate of the Smithsonian) from June-August, 2015.