Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gallery 210: Thursday, 24 January 2013

LACED: Peregrine Honig

Peregrine Honig is exhibiting a series of recent paintings and prints she created during an artist¹s
residency in Argentina. The exhibition opens January 24th with an artist reception and continues through March 23rd. Ms. Honig will give a gallery talk on with Chicago arts writer and critic, Alicia Eler, the author of the exhibition publication. The talk will be the same evening of the reception
and will start at 6:15PM. Ms. Honig will also give a slide presentation on February 4th for the Center for the Humanities in the Gallery 210 auditorium from 12:15PM to 1:15PM.

Peregrine Honig¹s delicately rendered drawings and paintings address early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of her fictional characters. She cites American pop culture influences including: vintage pin-up posters portraying sex-symbol celebrities, children¹s fairytales, sexism and racism and in marketing and advertising; luxury during periods of intense poverty; the way underlying ideals of beauty found in fairytales are used to sell products and ideals to modern-day consumers She is also influenced by fashion magazines, specifically the ways they deliver idealism through the image of perpetual youth/teenage beauty, and their indulgence in seasonal luxury. She cites artists Sally Mann Hans Belme, Petah Coyne and Robert Crumb as primary influences.

A reception for the artist will be held January 24 from 5:30 PM and continuing to 7:30 PM. Ms. Honig will give a gallery talk at 6:15 PM. All of the Gallery 210 events are free and open to the public. Public parking for gallery 210 is available at the South Millennium Parking garage on the east side of East Drive on the UM-St. Louis Campus. Handicapped parking is available behind Gallery 210.

Gallery 210 is on the University of Missouri-St. Louis at 44 East Drive, TCC between the North UM-St. Louis Metro Station and Touhill Performing Arts Center. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The gallery phone is (314) 516-5976; the fax is (314) 516-4997; and email is gallery@umsl.edu. For parking locations, directions, and campus map please visit http://gallery210.umsl.edu.


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