Gary Petersen
Philadelphia City Paper
What to do this First Friday
By Holly Otterbein

+ Tiger Strikes Asteroid
Stop by Tiger Strikes Asteroid to see geometric mastermind Gary Petersen’s colorful, massive, site-specific painting. Along with the titular 14- by 19-foot piece, his exhibit “zip line tow rope” also features a few works on paper.
“I am interested in geometric abstraction that reflects our vulnerability and uncertainty in the world,” Petersen says in his artist’s statement. “I’ve always been interested in the line, how it contains, defines and suggests. Color is very important in my work. It allows the somewhat familiar forms to become personal and subtly eccentric.”
Through Aug. 31, reception Fri., Aug. 1, 6 p.m., 319A N. 11th St., 484-469-0319, tigerstrikesasteroid.com.