Ronan Peterson Solo 2011
July 23, 2011
Ronan Peterson returns to MudFire Gallery with a splash, enlivening the space with unique forms and intense surfaces. His comic book interpretation of nature is familiar but fantastic in an otherworldly way, meandering in a space somewhere between the films Avatar and Jungle Book.
The exhibit begins with an opening reception on July 23, 2011 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Also opening that night is a Kathy King solo exhibit.
The show is currently available online and in our Atlanta gallery through August 27.
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More About Ronan Peterson Solo 2011
Ronan's show radiates with bright color, fanciful patterns, and a variety of textures. His work features surfaces inspired by the forces of growth and decay that battled daily around him during his youth in the forests of the Appalachian mountains. Browsing this collection is like walking through a whimsically reinterpreted forest filled with hints of leaves, lichens, and bark.
Peterson seeks to convey the sense of seduction and wonder that he feels immersed in the forest, saturated in overwhelming visual and tactile information. His childhood imagination reeled in the wonders of the woodlands while mingling seamlessly with heroes and aliens in comic books. The resulting concoction nearly bubbles with energy and a child's delight.
Ronan studied Anthropology and Folklore before embarking on a series of residencies and apprenticeships which included four years at the Penland School of Crafts. In 2003 he established his own studio, Nine Toes Pottery, in Chapel Hill, NC.