Wave Phenomena



A recent group of Ara Peterson’s interlaced relief paintings are on display at Derek Eller Gallery through December 23. The paintings, according to the gallery, evoke “the elegance of New England transcendentalism, the overwhelming geographies of H. P. Lovecraft, the crisp sonic landscapes of Steely Dan, and the vertiginous feeling of swimming out to sea … Peterson begins his process with a lengthy period of  development rooted in the visualization of wave phenomena. For each work, he plots the relationships between color, mood, scale, weight, surface tension, and directional flow.”

Ara Peterson, Untitled, 2015, acrylic on wood, 18.5″ x 45″ x 2″.


Untitled, 2015, acrylic on wood, 40″ x 65″ x 2″.

Untitled, 2014, acrylic on wood, 94″ x 142.75″ x 3″.

Untitled, 2016, acrylic on wood, 70″ x 164″ x 4″.

Untitled, 2015, acrylic on wood, 45″ x 219.5″ x 4″.