Making his Los Angeles debut on October 15, 2021 Canadian photographer Peter Thomson’s ‘Water and Ice’ illuminates the often-hidden beauty that emerges within the fluctuations between natural states.
Ranging from the simple to the sublime, Thomson’s photographs capture vignettes constructed by nature, specifically Canadian winters. Using high-fidelity cameras akin to microscopes used in a laboratory, the artist isolates delicate patterns, or “ice jewelry,” a term coined to describe the convergence of science and art.
“I hope to capture the overlooked and under-appreciated beauty that is all around us,” said Thomson, “giving the viewer an opportunity to see what I see, and to revel in the visual power that emerges when art unlocks the wondrous mysteries of nature and science.”
On view through October 29, the gallery will host an opening reception with the artist on Friday, October 15 from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. at 1137 Westwood Boulevard, Westwood, CA 90024.
Peter Thomson, Glacial Lifeform, 2021, Chromogenic Print