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Posted: October 05, 2017
Post subject: 10/7, Closing Reception Jeff Petersen: Entranced | Current S
Avenue 12 Gallery presents:
Closing Reception Jeff Petersen: Entranced | Current State of Being
Saturday, October 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm, San Francisco
Jeff Petersen: Entranced | Current State of Being
September 16 - October 8, 2017
Avenue 12 Gallery is delighted to present Jeff Petersen: Entranced | Current State of Being. The exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, hand burnished woodblock prints, and installations by Jeff Petersen that explore our absorption with the glowing digital device, sometimes at the expense of that which surrounds us.
The exhibit revolves around a central character loosely based on Noppera-b?, a Japanese spirit who pretends to be someone you know, only to reveal itself as a faceless spirit. This character is clearly captivated by the digital world, perhaps absurdly so, and is juxtaposed with the natural world to which it has lost connection.
Two window installations were created, "Not Looking" on 12th Avenue, and "Lost at Sea" on Lake Street, that use papier-mache sculptures, painted wood, found objects, and LED lights.
In Petersen's paintings, the external environments, lush and dreamlike, beckon for inclusion in the character's current state of being. Yet the internal landscape of Being may be disconnected from humanity, the world, and even itself.
or Rachel Murray Meyer
Saturday, October 7
Avenue 12 Gallery
1101 Lake Street
San Francisco, CA, 94118
Contact: Vince Meyer
About Avenue 12 Gallery:
Established in 2016, Avenue 12 Gallery is located in the Lake District of San Francisco. The gallery focuses on contemporary art created by emerging and mid-career Bay Area artists.
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