Welcome Earthlings

Jane Peterson
Solo Works, mixed media
December 12 – January 10, 2016

Opening Reception with Artist
Saturday, December 12th, 4-6pm

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Galerie102 is pleased to present “Welcome Earthlings,” a solo show of new works by Ventura artist Jane Peterson, Opening Early December 2015.

In artist Jane Peterson’s all new work, and first solo show with the gallery, she continues to explore the spectrum of human emotion with particular attention to anxiety, passion, and fear, as well as, an element of humor. Cartoon-like characters make their way through Peterson’s fanciful compositions, ranging from otherworldly creatures to abstracted human forms.  Her hybrid travelers exist in an environment not entirely foreign from her viewers; they wander between reality and the subconscious, taking on personalities that are decidedly familiar, yet eerie.

Peterson always starts with drawing and digital tools are also employed to arrive at the final composition. “A wonderful thing about the digital process is the fact that it exceeds the speed of thought. Any digital mark I make can be instantly changed, duplicated, or eliminated,” says Peterson.  The pieces in this current body of work are drawn on birch panels or Yupo paper with wax/oil crayon, ink, and graphite. The wax surface is then polished with a soft cloth, to create a satin finish. The surfaces of the sculptures are treated in the same way, on ceramic, wood, and metal supports.

About Jane Peterson

Peterson earned her M.F.A. from The University of Iowa. She has had solo shows at TAG Gallery in Santa Monica, CA and has shown extensively in galleries in New York City, as well as Northern and Southern California.  Her work is in private collections in New York, NY, Honolulu, HI, Oakland and Davis, CA.
About galerie102
Conveniently located in downtown Ojai, galerie102 is dedicated to bringing progressive contemporary and conceptual work by emerging and mid-career artists to the Ojai art scene and beyond. Exhibits usually run 5 to 6 weeks in solo, two-person and group shows featuring gallery artists and guests. For detailed information, please see our website at galerie102.com and @galerie102 on Facebook and Instagram. Gallery hours are Thurs-Sat., 11-4pm and Sun. 12-4pm and by appointment at 805 640-0151.