Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution

August 14 - November 13, 2011

Following the unique trajectory of wood sculptor Michael Peterson over the past twenty years, this exhibition traces the evolution from the artist's early lathe turned bowls to his current, revolutionary sculptures devoid of the lathe. Turning, carving, sandblasting, bleaching and pigmenting the burl portion of trees such as madrone, maple, grass tree, elm and locust, Peterson creates sculptural works of sheer beauty and purity. Over 30 sculptures inspired by the geographic environment of the Pacific Northwest were on display.

Michael Peterson: Evolution | Revolution was organized by Bellevue Arts Museum, and co-curated by Michael W. Monroe, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Stefano Catalani, Curator.