Peter Wegner, ‘Words (6 Pigment Prints) II’, 2007, Photography, Museum Digital Art Paper, Smooth Matte Finish, Cerbera Gallery
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Peter Wegner

Words (6 Pigment Prints) II, 2007

Museum Digital Art Paper, Smooth Matte Finish
13 × 19 1/10 in
33 × 48.6 cm
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Location
Kansas City
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Signature
Verso each signed ‘Peter Wegner’, Numbered ‘P/P’ and dated ‘2007’ in black pen
Series
Words (6 Pigment Prints)
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Cerbera Gallery Inc.
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, ‘Words (6 Pigment Prints) II’, 2007, Photography, Museum Digital Art Paper, Smooth Matte Finish, Cerbera Gallery
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Signature
Verso each signed ‘Peter Wegner’, Numbered ‘P/P’ and dated ‘2007’ in black pen
Series
Words (6 Pigment Prints)
Image rights
Cerbera Gallery Inc.
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

Words (6 Pigment Prints) II, 2007

Museum Digital Art Paper, Smooth Matte Finish
13 × 19 1/10 in
33 × 48.6 cm
Contact For Price
Location
Kansas City
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