Contributed by Patrick Neal / Full of bright and brimming lines and shapes, jumbled with quirky geometric forms and zippy colors, Gary Petersen’s paintings are giddy and uplifting. They bring to mind all manner of fun – vacation, travel, cartoons, toys, television, Creamsicles, candies, fruit slices and braided rag rugs, the flamboyant bills of toucans and pelicans. More deeply, his large abstract paintings exude a retro, utopian vibe that marries the hard-edge abstraction of late modernism with some of the quirkier strains of twentieth-century design.
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UPDATE: Saturday, November 23, 3 pm, please join us for �Ask the Artist,� where we will be yakking about the contemporary state of abstraction. Did you see Peter Halley�s show at Greene Naftali? Let�s discuss. If you haven�t been to Bushwick lately, you might want to head out to Theodore:Art […]
Contributed by Riad Miah / �Just Hold On,� the title of Gary Petersen�s second show at McKenzie Fine Arts on the Lower East Side, fits the arresting energy of his work, his playful palette, and the rich provenance of his geometric abstractions. Perhaps he is referring to the moment a person […]
The best geometric abstraction goes beyond the formal arrangement of line, shape, and color to connect with larger themes and issues. In “GEOMETRIX: Line, Form, Subversion,” a big multi-venue exhibition in the DC area, curator Andrea Pollan has selected artists who use the visual language of geometric abstraction to explore […]