Post by sketchypad on Aug 13, 2009 21:47:00 GMT -8
The colors that Cleon Peterson uses are quite striking. I like the painting above much better than some of the more violent ones of people beating the crap out of one another in forests from the White Walls show last year.
I suppose scenes of drunkeness, theft, drug dealing and vomiting are much more to my liking than violence ;D
Sleepyboy, really digging the amount of pinkish red Cleon is using in the piece you posted from the Group Show @ Josh Liner, the city scenes at the White Walls show were more heavy in their use of black:
Although Cleon's work is a bit "in your face" with the overly-hyper violence and the bright colors I do find it compelling - not sure if it's intended to be a comment or not on how desensitized we've become to violence as it is so pervasive in our every day lives. Anyway, here's another photo of my two:
Post by joshualinergallery on Aug 20, 2009 11:23:28 GMT -8
I have really loved Cleon's work for a while. As previously said it is definitely not for everyone, the subject matter can be a bit intense but I still love it. The piece we have in the group show was really well received and was picked up right away. We will have more work from Cleon in the next few months as well as exhibiting his work in Miami at the Scope art fair this December.
Joshua Liner Gallery 548 W. 28th Street 3rd Floor New York NY 10001
"In anticipation of my upcoming exhibition POISON, Library Street Collective and I will be releasing a new limited edition of sculptures. Each porcelain sculpture will be signed and numbered by the artist. The Marcher, shown above, measures 12 inches in height and will come in three unique color ways. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information."