Dan Peterman

Art Works
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Love Podium2006
Post-consumer reprocessed plastics, stainless steel hardware
64 1/2 x 70 x 74 inches
(163.8 x 177.8 x 188 cm)
Edition of 1, 1AP
ARG# PD2006-003


Installation view:
PLATFORM 10: Dan Peterman
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, Massachusetts
September 2, 2012–October 1, 2013

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Archive (one ton)
2012
one ton installation of multicolored post-consumer reprocessed plastic units


Installation view:
Hyde Park Kunstverein
Chicago, IL

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Detail of:


Archive (one ton)
2012
one ton installation of multicolored post-consumer reprocessed plastic units
 

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Plastic Bones
2011
post-consumer reprocessed plastic, 76 bags, 40 lbs each, Summer 2011 production, dimensions variable


Installation view:
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Plastic Bones
2011
post-consumer reprocessed plastic, 76 bags, 40 lbs each, Summer 2011 production, dimensions variable


Installation view:
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Running Table
1990
100 ft long continuous table, post-consumer reprocessed plastics


Installation view:
Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
2009

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Running Table
1990
100 ft long continuous table, post-consumer reprocessed plastics


Installation view:
Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
2009

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Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006


Installation view:
Über die Metapher des Wachstums (On the Metaphor of Growth)
Frankfurter Kunstverein
May 17 – July 31, 2011

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Detail of:


Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006

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Installation view:


Round Trip
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
December 15, 2006 - January 20, 2007

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Excerpts from the Universal Lab (good humor)
2004
Good Humor icecream trailer, scientific laboratory equipment, found objects
dimensions variable
ARG# PD2004-003


Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Accesories to an Event (Plaza)
1998
reprocessed plastic,
overall dimensions variable
10 platforms each approx. 96 x 96 x18 inches
ARG# PD1998-002


Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Carbon Bank (classroom)
2004
Greenhouse, wood chips and tree trunk sections
114 x 166 x 816 inches
(289.56 x 421.64 x 2072.64 cm)
ARG# PD2004-002

 

Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Villa Deponie
2002
Recycled, post-consumer plastic
143 x 252 x 175 inches (365 x 640 x 446 cm)
ARG# PD2002-006

 

Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Carbon Walkway
2002
installation of raised walkway through gallery over base of granulated wood furniture from local recycling network

Installation view:
Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany

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The Top of the Truck That Hit the Bridge"(Seasonal Fruit Stand)
1999
Re-engineered aluminum truck box roof, organic fruit
ARG#PD1999-003


©Dan Peterman

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4 Ton Vertical Storage1996
vertical storage system of reprocessed, post-consumer plastic, zinc plated screws
dimensions variable
ARG# PD1996-001


Installation view:
Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
February 19 - March 8th, 2008

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4 Ton Vertical Storage
1996
vertical storage system of reprocessed, post-consumer plastic, zinc plated screws
dimensions variable
ARG# PD1996-001


Installation view:
Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
February 19 - March 8th, 2008

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Groundcover/dancefloor
80'x 80'
15+ year installation of sculpture/dancefloor coordinated with Summerdance nightly outdoor dance program, Grant Park, Chicag

Biography

Exploring the intersection of art and ecology, Dan Peterman employs a wide variety of strategies for developing projects and installations that engage social and economic considerations. Peterman’s transformations of natural and synthesized materials throw into relief systems of manufacturing. Peterman has used the post-consumer life of recycled materials such as plastic, aluminum, and glass to examine complex issues within storage and exchange. Natural and chemical systems of recycling, such as composting, water purification, and sulfur dioxide cycles have also been explored by the artist to examine the liabilities inherent in the production and management of materials that are in states of continuous transformation and commodification.


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