November 15 – December 13, 2014
CES Gallery is pleased to present Double Blast, a solo presentation by Dan Peterka. Peterka’s fine art practice mines socio-politically charged concepts in contrast with readily available imagery derived from technology such as the Internet, iPhone photos, digital collage and analog photography. Bold color, high-contrast abstraction and repeated patterning create elaborate and visually arresting graphic pieces of intimate and oversized scale. His work speaks to attitudes that show concern and investment with greater issues—questioning the shaping of personal perception and the impact of a person’s decisions on society at large. This selection of work, built over a decade, will be displayed as a part of one large-scale installation, utilizing the entire gallery floorplan.
Dan Peterka (b. 1974) is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for his graphic design work in the snowboarding and skateboarding world of the nineties and his legendary appearances in the original H-Street Skateboard videos as an athlete. Peterka’s multi-media methods for making art are akin with his no holds barred, multi-faceted approach to life. The work in the exhibition will be seen for the first time in a contemporary gallery context, and features a survey of multi-media works dating from 2001 to 2014.