Gary Petersen’s spatially complex paintings eliminate any sense of structured coherence. Skewed parallelograms, off kilter shapes, and submerged depths of white washed planes, create an ordered chaos as we stumble through the looking glass. As a viewer, we beg to recognize the somewhat
familiar forms, but instead are reminded of the uncertainty of the world. Familiarity instead comes from his carefully chosen palette, reminding us of the post-war consumerism of Formica countertops and Pucci fabric.