Gugger Petter: Tabletops & Portraits

ExhibitionsAndrea Schwartz Gallery

Gugger Petter: Tabletops & Portraits

May 3 — Jun 9, 2017

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Gugger Petter: Tabletops & Portraits

May 3 – June 9, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 10, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth solo exhibition by Gugger Petter entitled Tabletops & Portraits.

“My execution of each piece emphasizes the textured surface and the newspaper material.  This creates a visual tension between texture and image, while also presenting a blurring between representation and abstraction”. – Gugger Petter

The works of Gugger Petter are created of archival treated woven newspapers coated with a UV protectant.  In Petter’s tabletop series, she depicts beloved items from her own table and daily life – items from everyone’s daily life.  All objects are presented on a white table top in a crude and calculatedly unrefined manner not holding true to the exact form.  Unlike traditional still-life’s that place a large importance on light and shadows, Petter predominantly focuses on the overall composition in relation to a balanced tension of positive and negative space.  In both Petter’s tabletop series and in her ongoing portrait series she succeeds in presenting a direct and honest image, where much is still left up to the viewer.  Her figurative weavings combine her passion for Renaissance portraiture techniques and her ability to build a relationship between the sitter and the viewer.

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Gugger Petter, Tabletop #2, newspaper and mixed media - 84 x 55 inches