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Artist show: Peter Tonningsen

By awoodall
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 at 2:00 pm in Night Owl.

Descent
A Solo Exhibit by Peter Tonningsen
March 27, 2009 – May 1,  2009 Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6pm – 9pm
A Different Day Gallery, 1233 Solano Ave. in Albany
 (510) 868-4904About Descent (The Book)
In his novel series Descent, photographer Peter Tonningsen brings together art and science.  Part visual allegory, part empirical evidence, this book reveals fragments of the collections archived at U.C. Berkeley’s Museum of Vertebrate Zoology in a series of elegant digital photo collages emphasizing bird specimens.  The multilayered imagery invites the viewer to go beyond the surface to encounter a curious assortment of visual information hinting at the histories behind these fallen birds.

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One Response to “Artist show: Peter Tonningsen”

  1. Serena Says:

    “Descent” a solo exhibit by Peter Tonningsen will open at A Different Day gallery on Friday, March 27th. The gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, April 3rd, 2009, 6 pm – 9 pm. Peter won the solo exhibit as the grand prize winner for gallery’s 2008 national juried competition. The gallery will also donate 10% of all sales from the exhibit to the Golden Gate Audubon Society.

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