EWC Featuring Regional Art Touring Exhibition
September 2, 2004
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the presentation of photographs by Scott Peterman. The exhibition will be on view from September 7th through September 24th in the EWC Fine Arts Lobby. This exhibition is organized by the University of Wyoming Art Museum and toured through its Regional Touring Exhibition Service.
Scott Peterman's ethereal images of ice-fishing huts on the lakes of northern Maine are more than simple documents of this intriguing form of basic, utilitarian architecture. He writes about these huts: "I'm interested in these shacks for the way that they illustrate a primal narrative whose elements are simply shelter, food, warmth and an ongoing battle against the caprices of nature. They are entirely utilitarian in their purpose, using lightweight windproof materials, such as foam insulation, sheet metal, plastic, or wood, yet put together in surprisingly ingenious ways, appearing as crude minimalist sculpture."
Peterman photographs in foggy, rainy, or snowy conditions. The results are images with subdues colors that dramatize the simple geometry of these structures. The distance from which he positions his 8 x 10-inch view camera from each hut is both one of respect for the occupant and his sport, and one that minimizes the hut's scale so they appear more like a work of mineral art then a functional piece of architecture. Placing the hut precisely in the center of his photographs further enhances the static and dreamy nature of his images.
For more information about the Regional Touring Exhibition Service, visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum or call E.K. Kim, Collections Manager, at 307.766.6634. The Regional Touring Exhibition Service is one of the University of Wyoming Art Museum's Art Express outreach programs and is funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the University of Wyoming Art Museum, FMC Corporation and Shell Exploration and Production Company. Scott Peterman is funded in part by the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature.