Peter Wegner, ‘Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day’, 1998, Painting, Oil on wood panel, in 4 parts, Phillips
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Peter Wegner

Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day, 1998

Oil on wood panel, in 4 parts
12 1/2 × 14 in
31.8 × 35.6 cm
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Each 12 1/2 x 14 in. (31.8 x 35.6 cm.)
Overall 12 1/2 x 62 in. (31.8 x 157.5 cm.)

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Each signed and dated "Peter Wegner 1998" on the reverse
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.

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Peter Wegner, ‘Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day’, 1998, Painting, Oil on wood panel, in 4 parts, Phillips
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Each 12 1/2 x 14 in. (31.8 x 35.6 cm.)
Overall 12 1/2 x 62 in. (31.8 x 157.5 cm.)

Medium
Signature
Each signed and dated "Peter Wegner 1998" on the reverse
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

Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day/Cloudy Day, 1998

Oil on wood panel, in 4 parts
12 1/2 × 14 in
31.8 × 35.6 cm
.
Bidding closed
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