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Road Trip by Peregrine Honig
April 7, 2017 - April 30, 2017
In her own words, Peregrine Honig describes her show at Blue Gallery:
“Observation is trespassing, even when the viewer is looking at herself. My history of recording residual adolescent vulnerability and adoration of beauty and popularity took off its clothes, stood in the mirror and recorded the bruises left on her arm. My lines documenting early sexual awakenings became the seeds for larger branches.The work arrived to the gallery still wet, turned on and wounded. I could not bare to have the paintings and sculptures nearby.
We are captivated by the resilience of shameless sensuality because it is offensively and undeniably beautiful. My work chronicles a dictionary of intimate scenarios. I am recording myself in this new body of work, allowing just enough light to face the woman who has stitched herself between pleasure and pain, attraction and addiction. Apply every metaphor, exploit every romantic symbol. We know what hearts and arrows are. Roses tatter and apples rot. Indigenous people die in the process of sourcing gold and diamonds. Glass shatters and silver tarnishes. The body breaks.”