Jason Peters, Installation view, The Light Project, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis.

Jason Peters, Using Objects around Us to Create Emotion and Impact

Jason Peters, Installation view.

Jason Peters, Installation view.

Jason Peters, Installation view.

 

Salina Art Center
242 S. Santa Fe
Salina
785-827-1431
Open And as
Pointed as Possible

June 5-August 16, 2009

Philosophically, all objects are ‘becoming’ in a continuous process of birth and death, because nothing is permanent.

— Jason Peters

During his residency at Salina Art Centrer, Jason Peters made art with objects we use every day: plastic buckets, tires, chairs, and surprise materials found in Salina industry and agribusiness. These become modules of larger forms relating organically to the Art Center’s exhibition space, made to a scale bigger than we are, but not so big as to be out of reach.

Peters’ sculptures have been called dystopic, futuristic, spectacular, and just plain beautiful. They undulate, twist, and climb up and over each other, seemingly with energy of their own. Newest are light-emitting forms such as his recent installation in St. Louis. He aims to first create an emotion or an impact, which the viewer can later analyze and perhaps remember when using a bucket to wash a floor.

Brooklyn-based artist Jason Peters completed his BFA with a minor in Asian Art History at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore. Since then, Peters has participated in residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, and the Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

His most recent work has been featured in solo exhibitions at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, Missouri, at Slowdown, Omaha, and at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California. Peter’s work was also featured as part of The Light Project, 2008, at Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis. Recent solo exhibitions also include: 2006, Mattress Factory, Pittburgh, Pennsylvania; 2005, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn; 2004, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Peters' installations have been included in the 2005, Waterways, curators Renee Vara and Mary Mattingly, Venice, Italy and Scope, Micro/scope, curators Mary Mattingly, Paul Middendorf, Hamptons, New York; 2003 and 2002 DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, New York, NY, curated by Joy Glidden; 2002 Barometer, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York; 1999 Options 99, 9th Biennial Exhibition, Project Space, Washington DC, curated by Victoria Reis; and Cloudwatch Invitational at the Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore.

 

 

Jason Peters, Installation view, The Light Project, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis.