The Chazan Gallery is presenting New Work by Peter Diepenbrock and Jason Fiering from January 11 to January 31, 2013.
There will be an opening reception for the artists on Friday, January 11 from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Peter Diepenbrock creates monumental welded metal sculpture with a strong emphasis on form and design. Through repeating patterns and undulating surfaces, Diepenbrock develops forms that evoke an awareness of universal forces. He writes, "The dichotomy that intrigues me, is this use of solid materials to explore notions about the ephemeral nature of the universe: that most everything that surrounds us, is composed of atomic particles with essentially no substance. In this sense my 'abstractions' are studies from nature, only a 'nature' that cannot easily be seen - only imagined." Also on display are small maquettes which demonstrate the process and development of ideas for these large, complex sculptures.
Jason Fiering's geometric abstractions explore the complex experience of visual perception in the first half-second of vision; he seeks to capture the instantaneous moments at which images are processed and arise into consciousness. Fiering writes, "I attempt to capture for extended contemplation an experience that is usually instantaneous. My paintings remain in the liminal and transient state of becoming visible, becoming identifiable, becoming rational."