Peter Wegner, ‘Carbon/Carbon/Carbon/Carbon (diptych)’, 1997, Painting, Oil on panel, Hindman
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Peter Wegner

Carbon/Carbon/Carbon/Carbon (diptych), 1997

Oil on panel
65 1/2 × 40 in
166.4 × 101.6 cm
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Peter Wegner
American, b. 1963
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Peter Wegner investigates the interplay between linguistic conventions, systems of classification such as taxonomy and list making, and color perception. “We think we know what a color is, what a word means,” he says. “But the simplest things elude us. They are contingent, defined by circumstances.” His paintings, sculptures, large-scale installations, and photography are each attempts to disrupt viewers’ perceptions of a given color or word, and to draw attention to areas of the perceptual experience that often go unnoticed. For Short Poem About A Cloud (2010), he mounted a white, irregularly gridded object onto the wall, encouraging a meditation on the color white by allowing the wall and the glossy white enamel to interplay before the viewer.

Peter Wegner, ‘Carbon/Carbon/Carbon/Carbon (diptych)’, 1997, Painting, Oil on panel, Hindman
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Peter Wegner
American, b. 1963
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Peter Wegner investigates the interplay between linguistic conventions, systems of classification such as taxonomy and list making, and color perception. “We think we know what a color is, what a word means,” he says. “But the simplest things elude us. They are contingent, defined by circumstances.” His paintings, sculptures, large-scale installations, and photography are each attempts to disrupt viewers’ perceptions of a given color or word, and to draw attention to areas of the perceptual experience that often go unnoticed. For Short Poem About A Cloud (2010), he mounted a white, irregularly gridded object onto the wall, encouraging a meditation on the color white by allowing the wall and the glossy white enamel to interplay before the viewer.

Peter Wegner

Carbon/Carbon/Carbon/Carbon (diptych), 1997

Oil on panel
65 1/2 × 40 in
166.4 × 101.6 cm
Bidding closed
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