Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Gary Petersen‘s painting ‘The Things I Miss’ was featured in Art in America in May, along with a great review on Petersen: “Showing a softer side to hard-edge abstraction…meditations on space, angle and extension…emotional content as well, which moves the viewer with its sense of attenuation.” And, “new territory to explore in a tradition that feels like it is just getting started.” We couldn’t agree more!
Read the full article here // Gary Petersen in Art in America, May 2012
Petersen says of his work: “I am an abstract painter using geometry, particularly line, to reflect vulnerability and uncertainty in the world and in the self. Color allows somewhat familiar forms to become personal and subtly eccentric. My work is influenced by childhood cartoons, cosmology, the body, and pop culture. My longtime interest in early 20th century abstraction and the notion of the cosmic merges with an American pop sensibility.”
Gary Petersen is a native New Yorker, and holds a BS from Penn State and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts. Awards include: a studio at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program 2010-2011; The New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Painting Fellowship Award for 2011, 2002, and 1993; and the Visual Arts Fellowship Award, Edward F. Albee Foundation, 1988. Petersen’s works have been exhibited widely in solo shows since the 1990s, and reviewed in The New York Sun, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Partisan Review. He currently occupies a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City.