The Reductive Lens & The Physicality of Color
January 23–March 29, 2015
(closed March 13-22)
The Reductive Lens
Gerda Peterich (1906-1974), a German-trained photographer, established a studio in New York City in 1939 and after decades of teaching retired to New Hampshire in 1968. The black and white photographs on view from the permanent collection include tightly structured, often abstract, landscapes and images of architectural ornamentation that echo the spirit of German realist photography of the 1920s and ‘30s.
Gerda Peterich, Central Park Strollers, 1939-46, gelatin silver print, 6.375" x 6.375", Collection of the Musuem of Art, UNH, Gift of Lily Hoffman
The Physicality of Color
The artists selected for this exhibition use color as the subject or subtext of their work, each exploring color tactilely, symbolically to define space as well as physical presence, or formally to create the illusion of space. From a variety of media and artistic practices, viewers are provided multiple entry points to consider artists’ choices. Exhibiting artists include: Diane Ayott, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Catherine Evans, Masako Kamiya, Catherine Kehoe, Keira Kotler, Paul McMullan, Laura Moriarty, Lynn Richardson, Victor Schrager, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Matt Rich, and Bill Thompson.
Bill Thompson, Stalk, 2013, urethane on polyurethane block, 59.25" x 11.5"x 9", courtesy of artist