All Wet: A Solo Exhibition Exclusively Online on Artsy October 10-31, 2019
BOJUart gallery is pleased to present All Wet, a solo exhibition featuring photographer Bob Petersen. The exhibit is Petersen’s latest coastal landscape series exploring the formal and material consideration of the natural world. The Artsy online exclusive exhibit opens October 10 and is on display until October 31, 2019.
Petersen’s photographic series is an interpretation of the patterns and repetitive nature of the water and coastal landscape. He looks to push the potential of photography as a medium, resulting in large-scale work that flirts on the threshold of abstraction and recognition. Interacting with these photographs oscillates between discovering them close up as a somewhat abstract and textural view that invites stepping back for perspective, while viewing the work from a distant conversely invites viewers to explore close up the textures and elements that enfold the piece.
Petersen works and resides in Virginia Beach. Petersen received a BFA in Visual Communication Design and Illustration from Kent State University with a curriculum including film photography that has provided a base for his current use of digital medium format photography. As an advertising Creative Director for over 30 years working on regional and national accounts, Petersen has won over 75 creative advertising awards. As a Creative Director, he has collaborated with renowned commercial photographers. Exploring creative self-growth now leads his current path in photography, blending his fine art and advertising art background. His coastal Virginia inspired “Coastal Waterways” series is an interpretation of the natural and repetitive nature of the water and coastal landscapes, while his “Floral” series uses narrow depth of field with large-scale images to draw a startling response. He recently introduced his new creative work at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Boardwalk Art Show. Petersen has also shown in the MOCA Waterways exhibit, Capital One, and the Norfolk Botanical Garden, as well as personal shows in the BOJUart Gallery.
BOJUart donates a portion of each piece sold to the artist’s chosen cause: the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. “Save the Bay™” is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake’s six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 18 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.
Shown courtesy of the artist: Wedge, 2019. Bob Petersen. Photography, limited edition print, 48 x 36 inches, 40 x 30 inches, 32 x 24 inches