Art News: Carol Peligian Solo Exhibition ‘Sosomuch’ at Dean Project Gallery

30 Dec

A solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Carol Peligian ‘Sosomuch’ opens at DEAN PROJECT Gallery January 6th and runs through February 12, 2011. This is first solo exhibition of this New York based artist with the gallery for which the selected works were made between 2008-2010. All works in this exhibition are a continuation of Peligan’s exploration and interest in the seductive quality of materials such as aluminum, oil, enamel, and latex.

These works confront the viewer with individual experiences of bigger questions related the idea of infinity. Due to their physical quality and delicate construction these works provide the viewers with a space where the surrounding and the self become one in spirit. The understanding of material-form is evident in each of the works.

Sosomuch, 2008
Polished and painted aluminum, foam, fabric

Not now ever, 2008
Polished and painted aluminum

Moreover, the integrity with which Peligan has approached her subjects, results in a paradoxical visual experience of realty-reassurance and the mystery of the purity in time-space.

Carol Peligian, who currently lives and works in New York City, studied at Sorbonne, Sarah Lawrence College, Brown University and received her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently an Instructor at the Parsons School of Design, New York, where she teaches drawing.

Her drawings and sculptures have been shown in both the United States and Europe. The work deals with lessons of history and evolution using natural forms. Current work includes a recently installed outdoor public sculpture, and two projects, one of which will tie, for the first time, public art with a national cause.

Opening Reception for ‘Sosomuch’ is Thursday, January 6th, 6-8pm.

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