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Gary Petersen

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Artist's Statement

     I am interested in geometric abstraction that reflects our vulnerability and uncertainty in the world. I've always been interested in the line, how it contains, defines and suggests. Color is very important in my work. It allows the somewhat familiar forms to become personal and subtly eccentric.
My interest in early 20th century abstraction, and the notion of the "cosmic" in abstract art, merges with a California/pop sensibility. What develops is a way for abstract painting to still be engaging.


Gary Petersen is a native New Yorker. He holds a B.S. degree from Penn State University and an M.F.A. from The School of Visual Arts.
He has had solo exhibitions at FuseboxGallery(D.C.), Genovese/Sullivan (Boston) and Michael Steinberg in New York City. Past group shows have included Lohin-Geduld, Janet Kurnatowski, McKenzie Fine Art, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Plus/Ultra(Winkleman) Gallery, Nicole Klagsbrun, Frederieke Taylor, Geoffrey Young Gallery(MA),  Diverse Works(TX), Newark Museum and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Sun, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Partisan Review.Please visit my wesbite at