"Mythical Graffiti," a Robert Petersen photographic exhibition of frozen forces captured in a fraction of time, will hang in the College Gallery at Western Nevada Community College Bristlecone Building, Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 24.
"An ancient rule of Chinese art-making states that the master makes art not of the created thing, but of the forces that created it," Petersen said. "A person makes a message on a wall or a chalk drawing on the street to fulfill a deep human need to express an emotion or publish a thought visually for all to see."
Over time, these markings and designs get painted over, washed away or torn down. Ultimately, they are temporary. "Even the photographs I make will fade and disappear in the clutches of time," Petersen said. "My hope is that people can enjoy the vanishing presence of my images now."
Petersen has lived in Fallon for the past ten years. He has taught classes in digital media for WNCC in Fallon and Carson City for the past seven years. He also works for L3 Communications producing digital video and computer graphics for the Naval Strike and Warfare Center at NAS Fallon. Petersen has had several group and solo shows, and has made fine art photographs for the past 25 years.
An artist's reception in the gallery will be Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Press Release: January 27, 2006
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