Sedona Public Library
in the Village of Oak CreekPresentsDouble Vision
An Exhibit by Jim PetersonTequa Plaza, Suite C102, 7000 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86351 (map)
Exhibit Open: Dec 20, 2011 thru Feb 11, 2012
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 1–5PM, Sat 9AM-1PMArtists’ Reception: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 5-7PM
The Exhibit: “Double Vision - Real and Imaginary Images by Jim Peterson”
Comments from the ArtistThe works I have assembled for this exhibit come from two divergent (but not totally unrelated) visual realities.
of them is the natural world as we see it. It’s the objective reality
that surrounds us and is directly accessible to any observer - though
no two individuals will ever see it quite the same. The other is
imaginary, subjective, and internal. And it’s all mine! But it’s not
necessarily all private – parts of it can be shared, to the degree that
I’m willing and that the available media allow.
thread is that all of these images spring from natural scenes and
objects. And they all embody an essence – a spirit that emanates from
the subject and resounds within me.
In some cases, my
interpretation is fairly literal; it’s intended to convey what I
actually saw (which is not necessarily what anyone else might see) and
how it affected me when I was present in the scene. In other cases,
it’s anything but literal. The intent is not to represent what can be
explicitly seen or measured, but rather to view the world in an
apocryphal light that illuminates things the eye can’t directly record.
it makes little difference (to me) whether a work is representational
or otherwise. What matters is that it conveys something vital – not
just my personal vision of the subject, but more importantly my
reflection of the subject’s own invisible substance.
Prints and Media
images in this exhibit are all available on aluminum panels, stretched
canvas, or traditional inkjet photographic papers. They range in size
from 13 inches to 45 inches high, and they can be ordered in custom
sizes and finishes. Contact the artist at 928-554-4340 for all the
details. And every purchase helps to support the library!
Peterson grew up in northwestern New Mexico, and has lived on both
coasts (in California and Delaware) as well as in Illinois, Texas,
Missouri, and many places in the West. He earned two degrees (a BA in
Music and a PhD in Biochemistry) from the University of Chicago, but
after postdoctoral work left the academic world for a long and varied
career in telecommunications and computer software. He worked at Bell
Labs in Illinois and then at GTE Communication Systems in Phoenix for over two decades, and held positions that ranged from highly technical
assignments to planning and management roles.
from that career, he redirected his energy to his lifelong artistic
passion by starting a professional photography business. In addition,
over the years he has given back to the community by serving as a board
member for a total of seven different non-profit organizations. His
fine art photography has been featured in several galleries in Phoenix
and Sedona, and has been purchased by collectors worldwide. A wide
range of his works can be seen online at www.JamesPeterson.name .
Web Pages Copyright 2011 J.
Images on This Page Are Copyrighted by J. D. Peterson - All