Squeeze by Gary Petersen

“Using a limited vocabulary, I try to merge the synthetic with the natural while exploring the playful side of the ‘cosmic’ in abstract art,” says artist Gary Petersen.

One of the many reasons we admire Petersen’s work is the human quality he brings to abstraction. Critic Stephen Maine put it best in his Art in America review of Petersen’s solo exhibition at Michael Steinberg Fine Arts:

“Not slick, actually a little fumbling, these paintings do not attempt to hide a certain awkwardness and vulnerability behind their sunny bravado, which makes them resoundingly human.”

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