Evolve or Die

March 21, 2008


Recent graduate Peter Gregorio (MFA 2007 Fine Arts) has an exhibition with the intriguingly punctuated title “Evolution -> Extinction” on view at the Repetti gallery, 44-02 23rd Street, 4th floor, in Long Island City. The installation was created specifically for Repetti’s 1,800-square-foot industrial exhibition space, mixing new paintings, photographs and videos that work within the gallery’s distinctive architecture. In the large paintings, Gregorio collapses three-dimensional spaces into flattened landscapes of harsh territory, emphasizing the computer manipulation of the artist’s original imagery. The overall piece examines the changes that occur when physical spaces are recorded and reinterpreted by technology. “Evolution -> Extinction” will be at Repetti through Sunday, March 30; hours: Friday – Sunday, 12 noon – 5pm or by appointment.


In addition, Gregorio recently received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, which gives out annual awards to help support contemporary painters and sculptors. The current slate of grant recipients also includes alumnus Yuken Teruya (MFA 2001 Fine Arts).


Image: Peter Gregorio, “Evolution -> Extinction” installation, showing Vacuum Inflation, 2008.

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