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Opening Reception: ROBERT PETTUS 8 Min./20 Sec.
Robert Pettus continues to investigate time, light and it’s source the Sun, in a new series of photographs “8 Min./20 Sec.” as this is the time it takes for light to travel from the Sun to Earth. Much of Pettus’s work in inspired by an interest in the effects of time. Pettus uses a minimalist aesthetic that arrests the formal qualities of light as it falls upon and defines the forms in his photographs. His work not only alludes to the essence of time and memory, but also effectively encapsulates those fleeting moments that usually go unnoticed. Robert Pettus was born in 1938. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis’s School of Architecture and currently lives and works in Tucson, AZ and St Louis. His work is found in several public and private collections including St. Louis Art Museum, MO, Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., and the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.