Group Exhibition: Amie Cunat, Austin Eddy, Mark Gibson, Sarah Pater, and Katarina Riesing
June 13 - Aug 15, 2021
Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 2021 | 6-8PM
“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many”
For Peep’s summer group show, five artists are brought together whose works reveal deeper meanings through symbolism, biomorphic shapes, emotive color and subversive imagery. Amie Cunat’s work confronts familiarity by exaggerating or omitting characteristics from an observed source. Cunat’s vivid and colorful canvases are filled with swirling biomorphic shapes, appearing like licks of flames, tangles of vegetal growth, and decorative paisleys. Austin Eddy’s vibrant painting of birds presents a way to understand the strain engrossed in the human experience—whether we are caged, soaring through the sky, or something in between. Mark Thomas Gibson's work reveals a vision of a satirical, dystopian America where every viewer is implicated as a potential character within our shared narrative. Sarah Pater’s paintings reveal familiar scenes rendered strange—the quotidian turning otherworldly, sometimes terrifyingly so. At first glance Katarina Riesing’s dyed paintings on stretched silk and colored pencil drawings betray an infatuation with laborious detail and rich material, but the insistence on close croppings, and awkward, unsightly I or uncomfortably erotic aspects of the body, reveal surreptitious squirming.
Image: Katarina Riesing, "True Love," 2019, Dye on raw silk, 20h x 17w in