Peter Wegner, ‘Words and Phrases (from the WHAT series)’, 2006, Painting, Enamel screenprint on acrylic on canvas laid over panel, Rago/Wright
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Peter Wegner

Words and Phrases (from the WHAT series), 2006

Enamel screenprint on acrylic on canvas laid over panel
74 × 12 in
188 × 30.5 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, ‘Words and Phrases (from the WHAT series)’, 2006, Painting, Enamel screenprint on acrylic on canvas laid over panel, Rago/Wright
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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

Words and Phrases (from the WHAT series), 2006

Enamel screenprint on acrylic on canvas laid over panel
74 × 12 in
188 × 30.5 cm
Bidding closed
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