Petra Projects is the work of young curator Anastasia Rogers and has been presenting exhibitions in the New York area since 2006. On a rotating schedule of quarterly exhibitions Rogers presents emerging and mid-career artists from NYC and beyond. For her first show of the year, Petra Projects will present “These Wounds Will Beckon the Flood,” by painter Aaron Maximillian Gleason, to be held at the Mehr Gallery in NYC. Gleason is a figurative artist who is interested in the area between physical and non-physical matter, often aiming to render energy through visual symbols and metaphors such as clusters of flowers. The artist predominately uses a muted palette consisting of flesh tones, except for areas of heightened pockets of energy, which are represented by intense pinks and reds. Gleason currently lives and works in New York and is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design (2002) with a BFA in sculpture. The artist has exhibited nationally and recently participated in Scope Art Fair, Hamptons, NY.