FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ara Peterson: Multidimensional Warp
May 4 - June 10, 2007
Ratio 3, 903 Guerrero, San Francisco, CA 94110

Opening reception: May 4, 2007, 6-8pm.

Ratio 3 is pleased to present Multidimensional Warp, new work by Ara Peterson, on view from May 4 to June 10, 2007.

Ara Peterson will debut new wall-mounted works based on synthesized wave formations. Constructed by hand from laminated slats of laser-cut wood, these complex and strangely unfamiliar vibrations become visual frequency displayed as graphic physical form. Peterson has prepared and painted the works in a manner that highlights each pieces' multiple features. Although physically still, the work begins to animate optically as the viewer approaches and moves around each piece, offering an experience of the body and mind expanding through space. With this new series, Peterson continues his exploration of color, shape, movement and architectural organization.

Ara Peterson was born in 1973 in Boston, MA. He graduated with a degree in Film/Video/Animation from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1997. Peterson was one of the founding members of the seminal collective Forcefield, who were included in the 2002 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at John Connelly Presents, New York (2006), Deitch Projects (with Jim Drain), New York (2005) and The Moore Space (with Jim Drain), Miami (2004). His work has been included in group exhibitions at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center/The Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City (2006 and 2004), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2006), The Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2006), The 59th Minute: Video Art on the NBC Astrovision by Panasonic, Times Square (organized by Creative Time), New York (2006), Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (2005), Liverpool Biennial, UK (2004), The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA (2003) and the Biennale d'arte contemporian De Lyon, France (2003). Peterson currently lives and works in Providence, RI. This is his second solo exhibition at Ratio 3.

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