Saturday, March 04, 2006

A Sunday drive

I saw Ben Peterson's show at Ratio 3 and can recommend it. It's a compact show of medium-large drawings, plus a sculptural installation. His palette is bolder now. As before, the depiction of space has a flattened quality even though perspective is indicated. Spatial illusion is less important than the drawing's mini-narrative, it's mordent documentation of defeated expectations. Each drawing takes some time to decode, despite the familiarity of the objects represented in each peopleless landscape. The works sparkle with originality. The show can be viewed during Ratio 3's once-a-week regular hours, which are 12:00 to 5:00 pm on Sundays, through April 9th. The first of these days is this weekend, March 5th. Or you can make an appointment: call Chris Perez at (415) 821-3371. The address is 903 Guerrero (at 21st St.).

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