Seeing ourselves in a mushroom


"Skinny White'' (HD C-print), by DAN PETERSON, in the show "Multiple Perspectives,'' at Adelson Galleries, Boston, Sept. 12-Oct. 11.

Mr. Peterson like to express abstract ideas through organic shapes like those of the mushrooms he finds in the Berkshires.

As the gallery notes say:

"These small organisms that inhabit the forest floor are hardly visible among the dense timbers and leaves, yet when spotted, they pop with rebellious hues.  The artist finds the most beautiful specimens along his daily walks, then isolates, photographs, and enhances them to a human-scale – allowing viewers to admire their microscopic intricacies.  The artist feels that we are connected to these beautiful organic shapes, and cannot help but see ourselves in their forms.''