Jon Petro 9/1/2017 – 11/12/2017 RECEPTION: 9/15, 6 – 8PM Fatherhood is a subject rarely mined by artists, but when a lifetime of abstract painting was put on the backburner for his two sons, Jon Petro found a conceptual point of departure full of possibility. Although the underlying concept of Petro’s daily interactions with his wife and sons takes on the role of a title, Petro’s primary concern is his use of the formal attributes of painting: color, shape, and form. These qualities, as well as 20th-century art movements such as Abstract Expressionism and the European avant-garde movement COBRA, that celebrated absolute freedom of color and form, have inspired Petro’s energetic and vivid abstractions.



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