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Studio Visit with Joe Peragine

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 3.08.43 PMWe visited with Joe Peragine [pear-uh-genie]  in his studio as he readies work that will appear in the Zuckerman Museum of Art‘s upcoming exhibition “Transitions: States of Being.” Opening on September 10, “Transitions” analyzes how the recontextualization of cultural artifacts changes value and understanding. Peragine’s haphazard taxidermy and chimerical creatures, derived from the tradition of museum dioramas, speak literally and metaphorically to “how we kill nature by embracing it.” The artist is also inspired by the quasi-science that existed at the turn-of-the-last-century, especially in the form of dime museums.

Want to know more? Read our recent review of Peragine’s show at Marcia Wood Gallery here.

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    ana kolpy
    September 9, 2016 at

    OMG I am in London otherwise I would definitely come. As you say its the push and pull of our relationship to Nature that is the dynamic of human culture and human capacities feelings and paradox the existence of opposites that is an edge where dissonance may open something for us in our perception’s awareness. Thanks to Stephanie Kolpy I came to your page via her Facebook page.

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    August 24, 2016 at

    Can wait to see this new work at ZMA!

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