Saturday, February 6, 2010

SD Gallery Current Exhibition: Maija Peeples-Bright- "Favorites"

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.

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