FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11 September 4, 2007
Reception for the Artist: Saturday, August, 11, 7-9pm
Robert Berman Gallery
Bergamot Station Art Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, C-2 & D-5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-1937, Fax: (310) 315-9508
Web site: http://www.robertbermangallery.com
Gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11am until 6pm
A portfolio sampling of the Jason Peters exhibition may be viewed at the gallery's Web site,
Brooklyn-based artist, Jason Peters, makes his west coast debut this August, 2007, with a large-scale installation at ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY. Peters will transform his host gallery into a world of infinite darkness, inhabited by a megalithic, luminous form. Using simple industrial materials and light, the artist effaces the traditional white gallery space, and erects rhythmic structures that echo our visual notions about deep space, molecular science, planetariums, dark rides, and hallucinatory rabbit-holes. With his singular, signature style, Jason Peters conjures space in the tradition of artists such as Richard Serra, and Gordon Matta-Clark, using urban objects and surfaces to alter our perception of an artwork’s authorship, sociological place and purpose. With grace and stunning ingenuity, he follows in the legacy of those like Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and others who introduced and
championed the use of objects trouvées in their three-dimensional works.
A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland (1999), Peters is the recipient of two highly sought-after residencies, including one from the renowned Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA, 2006, as well as an upcoming residency at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, Fall 2007. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions since the late 1990’s and was the subject of two large-scale installations: The Space in-between, Brooklyn, New York. 2005, and Continually Becoming, in Sante Fe, New Mexico, 2004. This is Peters’ first solo show in California.
German by birth, Jason now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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