Dawit L. Petros

June 27 – September 8, 2007

Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, 2007

Proposition 1: A Parallel Model for Physical and Conceptual Processes (found image) (2007)
Digital print; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
5h x 7w in (12.7h x 17.78w cm)

Proposition 2, Mountain, Badwater, Death Valley, California (temporary sculptural installation) (2007)
Digital print; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
26h x 36w in (66.04h x 91.44w cm)

Proposition 3, Sign, Churchill River, Hudson Bay, Manitoba, (temporary sculptural installation) (2007)
C-print; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
26h x 36w in (66.04h x 91.44w cm)

The Idea of North (2007)
Video; Edition of 3 with 1 AP

Untitled (Synthesis of an arbitrary sampling of blues and whites derived from the sky, salt and snow from photographs of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Churchill, Canada and Badwater, California) (2007)
Wall mural

Lace I (2012)
Oil and mixed media on canvas
36h x 36w in (91.44h x 91.44w cm)

Press Release

Dawit L. Petros’ exhibition included photography and video, exploring conceptual and cultural concerns surrounding landscape, ideas of the post-Colonial, cultural transformation and location. These are discrete works, which are connected thematically. Each draw from specific histories, sources and sites, including locations in Northern Canada, the “American West", and Africa. The enfolding of these locations, complete with restaging elements, documentation, and performative gesture, is the result of Petros' disciplined approach to exploring codes, signals, and language that constructs identity and collective consciousness.