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Opening: Peter Stephens and Rose Masterpol: Rational + Emotional Interrelations

September 1, 2023, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Nüart Gallery presents Rational + Emotional Interrelations, an exhibition featuring new work by Peter Stephens & Rose Masterpol. The exhibition will run September 1–17, 2023 with an opening reception on Friday, September 1, 5-7 pm.

In Rational + Emotional Interrelations, Peter Stephens and Rose Masterpol present a thoroughly composed and affecting collection of distinctly honed abstractions, where technical dynamism and emotional balance provoke a pursuit by each artist to chase the inner depths of their conceptual fascinations and reflective possibilities.

Peter Stephens continues to evolve his compositional language in pursuit of the enigmatic optic potential of light by delving deep into the essence and interplay of color, form, and surface. By following various currents of energy, frequency, and vibration, Stephens in turn unveils the wonders of perception and the intricate richness of connection. Working above an underlying grid of complimentary color panels, he employs subtle modulations in acrylic line work to create mesmerizing matrices akin to textiles and architectural mosaics. Inspired by scientific patterns and mathematical formulas, these complex, mutable layers unfold gradients of reality, evoking places, memories, emotions, and cultural associations underneath hypnotic rhythms and meticulous methodology.

Rose Masterpol’s new body of work reflects a space of transformation, where like a meditation, thoughts are expressed as shapes and colors that ebb and flow like waves. In her paintings, elements are interacting and creating a sense of atmosphere and depth, and the compositions maintain a balance between light colors and connected and overlapping dark tones that take the viewer on a joyous and emotional journey. Guided by the influences of nature, poetry, and holistic truth, Masterpol’s subjective language aims to represent the essence of human connection amid the complexities of modern life.


September 1, 2023
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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