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Peter Wegner

Biografie
* 1963 Sioux Falls, South Dakota
1986 BA an der Yale Universität
Lebt und arbeitet in Berkeley und San Francisco, Kalifornien

"Horizont. Endloser Horizont. South Dakota ist berühmt für das, was es dort nicht gibt - Bäume, Wasser, Menschen, Gebäude. Die Landschaft ist vorherrschend. Sie dominiert dein ganzes Leben. Die Menschen sind an ihr gemessen, klein. Es handelt sich noch nicht mal um Land"-schaft", eigentlich ist es nur "Land-". Dieses Land strahlt eine atemberaubende Ausschließlichkeit aus. Alles, was die Horizontlinie durchbricht, ist per se optisch interessant. Mich haben die Reklametafeln fasziniert, die entlang der Highways aufgestellt waren. Durch die Witterung wurden sie verändert, abgenutzt und zu Gemälden oder offenen Gittern verwandelt." (Wegner über South Dakota in: P,E,T,E,R,W,E,G,N,E,R, S. 130)
 


Ausstellungsansicht aus P,E,T,E,R,W,E,G,N,E,R 2009
SPACE, TIME & THE WEATHER, 2003
Lack auf Holz, 40 Stelen, gesamt 244 x 800 cm
BUILDINGS MADE OF SKY III, 2007
32 Farbfotografien, 162 x 265 cm



Ausstellungsansicht P,E,T,E,R,W,E,G,N,E,R, 2009
Ausgewählte Einzelausstellungen
2018
HELLFIRE RED / HEAVENLY BLUE, Kunst-Station im Bahnhof Wolfsburg
THE ERROR WAS REPEATED, Galerie m Bochum
2015
D65 + COLOR WHEELS, Galerie m Bochum
2012
IF & WHEN, Galerie m Bochum
Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2011
MONUMENTS TO THE FUTURE, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
2010
THE UNITED STATES OF NOTHING,, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA?
IN [ ] VERITAS, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA?
WALL-TO-WALL-TO-WALL, The University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder CO (catalogue)?
BRAVE W [THE WINNEBAGO PROJECT], The University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder CO?
2009
Terra Firma Incognita, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
P,E,T,E,R,W,E,G,N,E,R,, Galerie m Bochum, Germany
Ruscha/Wegner: Pictures of the prosaic, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA
2008
Parts of a whole of a heart, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY
2007
The Unites States of Nothing, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Terra Firma Incognita, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand
2006
What & Where, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Why + because + why, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Taura, Japan
2005
Lever Labyrinth, Lever House, New York, NY (catalogue)
Wall:Paper:Wall, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Peter Wegner, Akira Ikeda Galerie, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
2004
Color and other contingencies, New York, NY
Peter Wegner: Complete & final color theory superseding all previous theories & pre-emtping all future theories with addl thoughts on the poetry of commerce, the cruelty of systems & the banality of the grid, accompanied bya footnote re: architecture, Bohen Foundation, New York, NY (catalogue)
A,N,S,W,E,R,S,&,Q,U,E,S,T,I,O,N,S, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Color & Other Contingencies, Henry Urbach Architecture, New York, NY
2003
Wall works and color bars, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
300 sunsets and other works, Aspen, Colorado, CO
2002
Peter Wegner, Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago, IL
Peter Wegner: Five Years/Five Books, Printed Matter, New York, NY
2001
Peter Wegner, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Peter Wegner, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY 2000
Peter Wegner: Remarks On Color, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
The security series, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Clear blue sky, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Remarks on color, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Blues, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Blues, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Remarks on color, C/R/G, New York, NY
1997
Remarks on color, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA American Types, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Ausgewählte Gruppenausstellungen
2019
Galerie m | 3. Mai 1969 - 3. Mai 2019
2018
WHITE NOISE, KunstRaum Duisburg
2016
Hopes of Paradise, Galerie m Bochum
2014
B L A N K__S P A C E, Galerie m Bochum
2013-2014
In Focus: Architecture, The Paul getty Museum, Los Angeles
2012
Play it again, Sam, Galerie m Bochum
Skyscraper: Art & Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL?
2011
ParaDesign, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA?
2010
The More Things Change, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA?
When Wine Became Modern, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA?
archiTECHtonica, The University of Colorado Museum of Art, Boulder CO?
New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010, Newport Beach CA
Altered Appropriations: Making Strange, Chapman University Art Gallery, Orange CA
Wallworks, Griffin, Santa Monica CA?
A Museum of Obsessions, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin NZ
2009
Intimate Gestures, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
BOOK, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
City Center: Art & Architecture, Bellagio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Trail, Judi Rotenburg Gallery, Boston
2008
247 and Counting: Recent Architecture and Design Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Out Of The Blue, Galerie m Bochum, Germany
Cut: Revealing the Section, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Machine for Living Colors, MOMA, New York, NY
2006
Selections from the permanent Collection, Yale University, Art Gallery, New Haven, CN
Aporia/Heuristics, EFA Gallery, New York
The way we live, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2005
Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2004
WOODwork, Anthony Grant, Inc., New york, NY
2003
Crosscurrents: Contemporay Art from the Neuberger Berman Collection, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Maps as muse, Hirschl & Adler, New York, NY
2002
Amerika - Europa: Ein künstlerischer Dialog, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Auswärts - Werke aus der Sammlung Rosenkranz, Universität Witten, Witten, Germany
2001
Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CN
Panza Exhibition, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy
Landscape, Griffin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Of the Moment, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Re-drawing the line, Art in General, New York, NY
On language, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
1999
Hands on Color Bellevue Art Museum, Beelevue, WA
Re: Structure, Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, Grinnell College Art Gallery, Grinnell, IA
1998
Then & Now/ Now & Later, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Four Decades, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR

Publikationen
2012 Buildings Made of Sky, hardcover, 43 x 30 cm, 56 Seiten, 24 Farbabbildungen (Offset Lithographien), Edition 1000
2011 ON, OFF, VIA, VERSUS, BESIDE, BEYOND, DESPITE, CONCERNING & UP AGAINST: THE WALL, softcover, 127 Seiten
2009 TERRA FIRMA INCOGNITA, hard and softcover, 50 Seiten
Buildings Made of Sky, hard and softcover
2007 P,E,T,E,R,W,E,G,N,E,R, hardcover, 150 Seiten
2005 Lever Labyrinth, docutech, 96 Seiten, gebunden, ed.: 300
2004 A,N,S,W,E,R,S,&,Q,U,E,S,T,I,O,N,S, Offsetlitho, ed.: 100
2002 The Other Today, docutech, ed.: 100
2001 Peter Wegner, 11” x 8 1/2” x 3/8” , offset litho, 128 Seiten, gebunden, ed.: 1000
1998 The Blue Books, 2 vol. set, ed.: 100
Remarks on Color, 3 vol
1997 American Types, 2 vol set, ed.: 200

Werke in öffentlichen Sammlungen
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo
The Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany?
?The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, New York
The New York Public Library, New York, New York
The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona?
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California?
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Yale University Sterling Library, New Haven, Connecticut

Werke in privaten Stiftungen
The Panza di Biumo Collection, Lugano, Switzerland
Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin, Germany
The Bohen Foundation, New York, New York
The Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica, California
The Lever House Collection, New York, New York
The Judith Rothschild Foundation, New York, New York?