Bill Peters

Bill Peters

Bill Peters is an international visual artist working primarily in photography. He trained in film, photography and the sciences at the University of Southern California and holds an MA in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from the University of Toronto.

Bill’s work has developed into four current series: “When the City Isn’t Looking”, an abstract reflection on the emotional qualities of cities; “When Water Dreams”, an exploration of the metaphorical and abstract nature of water in the landscape; “Exclusionary Landscapes”, an aerial photography project that raises questions both about our human relationship to the use of land and “Semiotica”, an artistic response to signs and symbols. The Exclusionary Landscapes images, typically printed 30 to 40 inches high and many feet wide, reflect the formalism sometimes associated with the New Topographics movement.

Bill Peters’ images have been shown in over thirty exhibitions. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts has acquired one of his Exclusionary Landscapes series for the Province of Alberta’s collection and another work in this series is being featured in a show at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, one of western Canada’s leading fine and contemporary art museums during 2015.  His images are regularly exhibited at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Canada’s primary concert and Philharmonic venue. Bill has achieved a high level of mastery in digital printing and is frequently called upon to give courses, print for other artists or consult regarding the medium.

He is represented by Zen Mountain Gallery in Jerome, Arizona; Willock and Sax Gallery in Banff, Canada and for corporate interiors by Exploration Arts in Calgary. Bill is also a leading non-profit consultant and museum planner. His numerous projects in this realm include the TELUS Spark Science Centre in Calgary and the Academic Strategic Plan for the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Bill spends a portion of each year in Northern Arizona and Zen Mountain Gallery is pleased to represent his work in this area.

Contact:  Zen Mountain Gallery | 515 Main Street, Jerome, Arizona | 928.634.5009

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Zen Mountain Gallery will be featuring fine art ceramicist Hans Miles as featured artist for April Art Walk.

Hans Miles was raised in Prescott, Arizona in a family of artists, and has been creating, and destroying, since day one. Fascinated with the mechanical, the natural design and deconstruction, the unknown and the novelty, Hans brings a very special and highly idiosyncratic style to every facet of his expression.

These strong reverberations of style can be found in his approach to the ceramic medium. From chaotically executed sculptures imbued with moments of intensity and marks of insanity, to his highly controlled and meticulously planned atmospheric firings: this artist strives to relay an evocative narrative with each and every piece. As the lead lab technician at ASU Hans has developed many different fringing styles and glaze recipes completely unique to himself, but is far from ending his search into the many pockets of forgotten knowledge within the ceramic arts.

His current works intend to explore even deeper the essence and science of atmospheric firing, a process invented in Europe in the 14th century and involving the introduction of volatile elements like sodium, potassium and calcium into the kiln at a temperature exceeding 2300 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of firing can result in immeasurable chemical reactions inside the kiln like color changes, crystal growth, glass deposits and a little understood process known as ‘flashing’. Sprinkled into these works are moments of quiet inspiration, loud bursts of recklessness and a subtle charm that makes his work so accessible and interesting.

Please Join Zen Mountain gallery for wine and hors d’oeuvres as we welcome Hans Miles to the gallery for a demonstration and extensive selection of his work.