Bayne Peterson's sculptures feature fluid forms and complex optical patterning. Historical precedents such as biomorphic abstraction, Modernism, and various craft traditions inform his works in dyed plywood, natural wood, and metal. Repeated lines, concentric ovals, and multiple sections of color arranged into an orthogonal grid appear to tilt, shift, and confound the eye. Peterson received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013. His works have been exhibited at the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Arts and Design, Toyama, Japan, and the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, among other venues. Collections include the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, and the RISD Museum, Providence, RI.
Small Sculptures: Big Impact (group exhibition)
curated by Judy Barie
VACI Galleries, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
June 23 - July 16
The first floor of Strohl Art Center will be filled with pedestals highlighting small three dimensional sculptures created by several contemporary artists.