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Peter D. Gerakaris


Sunroom Project Space | March 3–April 15, 2007

Peter D. Gerakaris’ first site-specific work, Spectrumorphosis strives to synthesize atmospheric light with the sunroom environment. Playing with the color spectrum, Gerakaris seeks to harmonize hot and cool tones that usually are used in contrast with one another. Sunlight filters into the room through vinyl gels painted with vibrant botanical and biomorphic imagery, generating a tropical reversal of the winter landscape. A stereographic wall mural with botanical silhouettes suggestive of retinal after-images covers the north wall to enhance the viewer's experience of the total environment. Several plants capture the filtered light on their broad leaves, heightening the tropical artifice. Gerakaris’ exploration of the relationship between light and color produces rhythmic patterns throughout the room, creating an immersive experience for visitors.



Spectrumorphosis, installation view, 2007, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. 

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The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts. 

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