Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
2005 glazed clay , 18”x15”x11”
She is the Woof-World equivalent America’s First First
"Lady, Martha Washington, Wife of President George
Washington. History and my visit to Mt. Vernon really
formed a great admiration for the lady. She was
capable, innovative, fashionable,fun and hard-working
yet exhibited a great love, and the ability to run a large
estate full of hens, hogs,orchards,out-buildings and
I’m certain long-haired dachshund mix dogs. I saw her
tableware, gowns and jewelry and to spice up this
work I had much pleasure making, Martha got an
earring (one I found resembling hers) that I epoxied to
her ear."- Maija Peeples-Bright
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Woofus Vitruvius and Bat Apple Enjoy the Sunset Over Lake Tahoe, Mixed Media On Paper, 2009, 32" X 39"
For Immediate Release
Exhibition: Maija Peeples-Bright “Favorites”
Show Dates: February 13th – March 20th
2nd Saturday Reception: February 13th, 2-9pm
Maija Peeles-Bright runs the gamut; from one of the originators of the California “Funk Art Movement” in the 1960’s to her current body of work in oil, acrylic, ceramic, textiles and mixed media reflecting and expanding her full range.
Not only is she truly an original, her work embodies funk humor in conjunction with sophisticated primitivism; fusing the creation of zany creatures, loveable animals and of course, the brightest and boldest of colors.
She heralds from a rich and dynamic artistic dynasty. Along with her contemporaries, Peter VandenBerge, DavidGilhooly, Robert Arneson, Roy Deforest, Bruce Nauman and a selective group of other avant garde artists, she played an important role in molding the first “Group Mess” at the Belmonte Gallery, as well as annual shows at the renowned Candy Store for over 25 years. Bruce Nauman proclaimed her body of work quintessentially as “icons”.
Today, this iconic significance is very prevalent, as is Maija’s creative heritage, including one woman shows, group exhibitions, teaching, art in public places, permanent museum and private collections, publications and so much more.
Maija’s work is as pertinent today as ever and merges the hotbed of art with her affection for brilliant colors, an ever abundance of living things and an undying love for rebellion against establishment art.
To view Maija's "Favorites", please click here.