Matthew Deleget, Shuffle (for Jose "Cheo" Feliciano), 2010, acrylic, metallic and fluorescent acrylic on mdf, 18 x 18 inches, Color Climate, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, Florida

Color Climate: Matthew Deleget / David E. Peterson
Alejandra von Hartz Gallery
2630 NW 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
Wynwood Art District
September 11 – October 30, 2010
Opening: Saturday, September 11, 7-10pm

Alejandra von Hartz Gallery is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition Color Climate: Matthew Deleget / David E. Peterson. The exhibition will feature new abstract painting installations by Brooklyn artist Matthew Deleget and Atlanta artist David E. Peterson. Color Climate will be the artists’ first exhibition with the gallery and it will take place from September 11 to October 30, 2010, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 11, from 7-10 pm.

Matthew Deleget is a conceptual, reductive painter who will present an installation of new Shuffle paintings. Informed by the “shuffle” feature on his iPod, each painting consists of a checkered grid of four colors completely selected at random, producing visual results that vary widely. The gallery walls where his paintings are to be installed will also be painted various colors selected at random. This specific series of paintings, made of acrylic paint, including fluorescent, metallic, and iridescent colors, on thin archival masonite panels, is directly inspired by the legendary salsa ensemble Fania All-Stars. Each painting will pay homage to a specific musician in the group, including Johnny Pacheco, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, and Larry Harlow, among others.

David E. Peterson makes rule-based paintings that are informed by high-end industrial design goods, including laptop computers, athletic shoes, men’s fashion, and Modern architecture. For Color Climate, David will present three new suites of paintings from his ongoing Product Abstraction series. The paintings present his investigation into the formal qualities and associated consumer aspirations of three specific lines of designer goods, including Nixon’s Newton watch collection, Asics’ Onitsuka Tiger line of sneakers, and wallets designed by Paul Smith. The individual paintings, made from acrylic and UV resin on MDF and produced in finite series, similar to the design goods themselves, will be installed in large grid formations on the gallery walls.

Matthew Deleget
Matthew Deleget (b. 1972) has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a member of American Abstract Artists and has received awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Golden Rule Foundation. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Basler Zeitung, among others. In 2003, Matthew founded MINUS SPACE (, a platform for reductive art on the international level based in Brooklyn, NY. He has curated more than two dozen solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels. Matthew holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. He lives and works in Brooklyn,NY.

David E. Peterson
David E. Peterson (b. 1979) is an abstract painter who has exhibited his work throughout the United States and Europe. His work is included in the collections of the New Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit), Progressive Art Collection, Home Depot, and Related Group, among many others. His work has been profiled on, Loft Magazine, Southern Living, CNN, and Detroit Free Press. David holds a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI, and is currently pursuing his MFA at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Alejandra von Hartz Gallery
Founded in 2002, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, promote, and sell Contemporary Art by emerging and established artists with an emphasis on Latin American Art, Geometric Abstraction, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art. Our goal is to represent the similarities and differences that co-exist in the diverse continent that is Latin America and its relationship, and mutual exchange with globalized contemporary art. We also want to be a catalyst and platform for Latin American art on the international level. The gallery has participated in art fairs worldwide and works by gallery artists have been acquired by leading collections and institutions.

Matthew Deleget, Shuffle (for Jose “Cheo” Feliciano), 2010
Acrylic, metallic and fluorescent acrylic on mdf, 18 x 18 inches

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