Peter Berg (1948-1997) was known for sculptural installations that moved in and out of existing architecture with discreet presence. Fabricated from standard building materials, Berg’s constructions of wood, sheetrock, spackle, and paint often merged with their surroundings, sprouting walls, plinths, maze-like passageways, and rooms with no obvious entry points. His minimalist and geometric interventions invited viewers to experience their own shifting perception of space and human scale. Drawings were an important part of Berg’s practice. In this exhibition, Berg’s monumental abstract drawings suggest ideas of imaginary space expanding and contracting beyond physical limitations. Berg said, “[Drawings] are my memories, my unrealized pieces. They are the vehicle to the final building process, and they are the memory of having built it.”
Peter Berg: Labyrinths
Peter Turnley: The Compassionate Lens
If it happened in the last thirty years, photojournalist Peter Turnley was there. Documenting international events including Apartheid, Kosovo, Ground Zero, and the Arab Spring among others – Turnley’s work has appeared in the pages of Harper’s, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, DoubleTake, and on the cover of Newsweek over forty-three times. His photographs often draw attention to the struggles of marginalized and oppressed populations, including the ongoing refugee crisis. At the same time, he uses his lens to uplift moments of beauty, justice, and inspiration. His noteworthy subjects have included Indira Gandhi, Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Yasser Arafat and many more.