Friday, December 7 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
Iacocca Hall, Siegel Gallery
111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Peter Berg (1948-1997) was known for his maze-like 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, winding 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. Influenced by the Russian Constructivism of the 1910 – 20s – Berg’s drawings reflect the geometric design principles that the movement applied to all areas of life (architecture, clothing, drawings).
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.”
Exhibition hours are Monday through Thursday 9 AM – 10 PM, and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM.
Image Detail: Peter Berg, Untitled, c. 1982, Charcoal, Paste and Graphite on Paper