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Peter Waite Space Travel

Erich Woll

When Things Go South

September 10 - October 25, 2013

203 Dexter Ave N

Seattle WA 98109

206.652.5855

gallery@winstonwachter.com


Peter Waite Space Travel

September 10 - October 24, 2013


Peter Waite, Chili House/Hamburg, 2013, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Passageway/Perugia, 2013, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Station/Seattle, 2012, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Library/Vienna 2013, acrylic on panels, 72 x 48 inches


Peter Waite, Ocean House/Rhode Island, 2013, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Church/Perugia, 2013, acrylic on panels, 72 x 48 inches


Peter Waite, Opera House/Bayreuth, 2013, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Staidum, 2013, acrylic on panel with plexi frame 24 x 32 inches


Peter Waite, Museum/Seattle, 2012, acrylic on panels, 48 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Memorial Tower/My Greylock, 2013, acrylic on panels, 96 x 72 inches


Peter Waite, Memorial Tower/My Greylock (1) (2) & (3), 2013, acrylic on panel with plexi frame, 32 x 24 inches


Peter Waite Space Travel

September 10 – October 24, 2013 Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 10, 6 – 8 pm

Winston Wachter Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Peter Waite’s most recent paintings, Space Travel. Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Tuesday, September 10, from 6–8 pm. Connecticut artist Peter Waite returns to Seattle with his most recent solo exhibition, Space Travel, a collection of paintings focused on international monuments and architectural icons. In this new body of work, Waite is looking at the means in which people travel within and through architectural space — on elevators, escalators, passageways, and doors. These building elements are not always taken as points of a structure’s overall aesthetic, but rather they are pragmatic and functional necessary components. They serve as a metaphor for the invitation to enter and “travel” through “space,” to arrive at another place. He describes this as “existential tourism.” Present in these new paintings are the artist’s signature “zips” or fluorescent lines, which suggest a builder’s snap line or laser beams. Additionally, the artist is now using neon for the under painting, creating the appearance of the edges burning towards the composition. This under painting denotes a visual struggle within the work, between the historic ghostly empty buildings and a threatening synthetic presence. Combined with the formative presence of the imagery, Waite’s work evokes a muralist quality, immersing and transporting the viewer. Waite finds inspiring imagery, both abroad and from his local surroundings, which he paints devoid of people. Observing these stoic images, the viewer becomes the active participant in the scene, drawing connections to personal memories and experiences. Waite’s work is included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Palm Springs Desert Museum (Palm Springs, CA), and NASA (Washington, DC), among others. He has been the recipient of grants from the Gottlieb Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Please contact Winston Wachter Fine Art for images or additional information at gallery@winstonwachter.com or 206.652.5855


Erich Woll

When Things Go South

September 10 - October 24, 2013


Erich Woll, The Devil’s in the Detail, 2013, glass, 39 x 34 x 36 inches


Erich Woll, In My Neck of the Woods, 2013, glass and acrylic, 36 x 45 x 5 inches


Erich Woll, Bittersweet, 2013, glass and steel, 49 x 55 x 14 inches


Erich Woll, Your Secret Is Safe With Me, 2013, glass, water, steel, foam board and paper, 105 x 96 x 12 inches


Erich Woll, Seeds of Discontent, 2013, glass, 6 x 26 x 26 inches


Erich Woll When Things Go South

September 10 – October 25, 2013 Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 10, 6 – 8 pm

Winston Wachter Fine Art is pleased to present Erich Woll’s first solo exhibition at our Seattle gallery, When Things Go South. Please join us for the opening reception with the artist on Tuesday, September 10, from 6–8 pm. When Things Go South continues Woll’s study of aphorisms through contemporary sculpture in glass. This exquisitely conceptualized exhibition is infused with a wry sense of whimsy and humor. Investigating tongue-in-cheek phrases with multiple undercurrents of meaning and double entendre titles, Woll comments on and dissects human moral values through phrases that seem everyday to some and foreboading to others. Woll is interested in an individual’s approach to creatively formulating different conclusions about identifiable imagery and phrases when taken out of context or when it’s presentation is skewed. An aphorism is defined as a brief statement of a principle. Woll examines these statements and interprets them through sculpted glass which acts as a visual metaphor for the aphorisms that may have various tiers of meaning. Often these sculptural works are everyday objects, skewed in their size or orientation, and exhibited in a minimal presentation. One such piece in the show, “In My Neck of the Woods,” is a wall-mounted sculpture consisting of five, three-foot long matchsticks, each burned more than the last. Here Woll explores how an individual explains the ideological, cultural or physical idiosyncrasies that identify where they are from. It helps one to confirm his or her place in society. Vague as this phrase is, it is used to clarify the ethos of that individual. The artist describes, “The interpretability of this piece is rather enigmatic to the viewer because they naturally lack the fundamental understanding of my own experiences.” Woll’s work was included in Tacoma Art Museum’s 2010 exhibition, The Secret Language of Animals. He received his BFA from Alfred University in 1994. For more information and images from the exhbition please contact the gallery at gallery@winstonwachter.com or 206.652.5855


Winston W채chter Fine Art

203 Dexter Ave N

Seattle WA 98109

206.652.5855

gallery@winstonwachter.com


Peter Waite and Erich Woll