19 November, 2010
14 May, 2010
22 April, 2010
Alex Ziv solo show
May 1st, 2010 6:00-9:00 pm
artist talk: May 4, 2010 6:00-8:00
closing: May 22, 2010 6:00-9:00
Combining past, present, and futuristic elements into his carefully stylized drawings Alex Ziv will surprise you with the meticulousness of his practice. Artist Ziv is perfecting the art of giving form to signs in the most regal manner, signs that originate from myth and folk tales. Calligraphy, the roots of which translate to mean beautiful writing, suits Alex's work as it succeeds in telling the viewer a story. Standing out among the works are his introspective self portraits and carefully crafted pseudo-manuscripts inspired by gothic calligraphy.
The Peanut Gallery extends a warm welcome to you and yours for this opening.
07 April, 2010
25 March, 2010
Peanut Gallery is pleased to present the work of Jesse Hlebo in a solo exhibition entitled Still, Life. Addressing the themes of fear, value and loss, rejection and pain, Hlebo’s work is a result of multiple processes of mediation and removal; layering damage upon damage and challenging notions of what defines the seemingly perfect nature of mass-reproduction. For his exhibition, Hlebo utilizes screen prints, videos, and audio to create a focused viewing experience in a subtly frustrating environment.
Jesse Hlebo (b. 1988) is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He has had solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. and in Japan. Most recently, Jesse curated the inaugural MtyMx All Ages Art and Music Festival in Monterrey, Mexico. He is the editor of _ Quarterly, an experimental arts and literature publication and is also the founder of Swill Children, a small press/record label that facilitates online projects in conjunction with physical components. Jesse is currently working on a collaborative book with Milano Chow/Medium Rare. In May 2010, Jesse will receive a BFA in Photography at Parsons The New School For Design.
24 March, 2010
Taurus Evans speaks about his life and his work this weekend. We are pleased to host yet another artist talk.
Born and raised in Southeast Washington D.C., Taurus began drawing at the age of six; by seven he was enrolled in weekend art classes where he studied advanced drawing, and by the age of 15 he was accepted to the Duke Ellington School of the Arts where he began to paint.
Upon graduating from the Duke Ellington school, Evans begins attending the San Francisco Art Institute for a year until he was involved in a motorcycle collision that fractured his left arm and damaged a radial nerve, leaving him unable to paint for a year.
Taurus relays life experience, passion, and inspiration on this closing night to The Bacchannals, join us for intimate dialogue with the artist.