Peter Stephens in two parts
The artist refers to his new paintings as “awesome science, and the crazy beautiful work it inspires.”
Peter Stephens’s new work seems like a logical progression from previous paintings that focus on the surface of the moon and Mars as takeoff points. The patterns that appear are unique interpretations of the otherwordly landscape.
In his new work, Stephens presents fantastic imagining based on the worlds of mathematics and physics. He refers to them as “layered systems that form analogs to the biological, chemical, even psychological components that construct our world view.”
Like many of the abstract paintings of the minimalist era, these works are precise and fascinating. They can be viewed at Nina Freudenheim Gallery from October 13 through early November 3, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 13, 6 to 8 p.m. A second series of these paintings will go on view November 3 through November 28.