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Peter Gregorio, Evolution -> Extinction

Repetti (old location)
44-02 23rd Street, 4th floor, 718-670-3226
Long Island City
March 8 - March 30, 2008
Reception: Saturday, March 8, 7 - 9 PM
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A complex solo project, this installation is both inspired by, and housed in, Repetti’s industrial exhibition space. Gregorio’s new paintings, photography, and video work resonate architectural energy and encourage the viewer to experience a remix of planetary construction. In the large paintings, Gregorio collapses three-dimensional spaces into flattened landscapes of barely navigable territory, by emphasizing the nuance of computer manipulation reconfigured by the artist hand. He states:

+ “Art is a constituent of the evolutionary process.”

+ “The environments that I paint are reconstructions of physical places; metaphysical moments meta-conscious ideas.”

+ “I am working to escort the viewer into a visual understanding of contemporary ideas in physics and quantum theory by composing my own fractals of technological vision.”

+ “When the camera records for us a view, what is presented is something we hold to be true. These paintings, photographs and videos present another truth, one based on the cross section of the data set from the space. As the speed of the exchange of information increases because of technology, the speed of the shift of knowledge increases. What new technologies will record for us? How much will we believe in the perceptions of a machine?”

+ “It is hypothesized that we may exist in a fractal, in which every part of the fractal represents the whole of the fractal, infinitely in all directions.”

Peter Gregorio received his MFA from School of Visual Arts, NYC, in 2007, and won a Joan Mitchell Foundation award the same year. He held a solo exhibition at Real Art Ways in 2005, and has been part of group shows throughout the Northeast. He is Editor-In-Chief of Vector Magazine – Artists Journal, and the Director of La Lutta Project Space, in Brooklyn.
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