I want to reach people and express myself. You have to put up with the risk of being misunderstood if you are going to try to communicate. You have to put up with people projecting their own ideas, attitudes, misunderstanding you. But it’s worth being a public fool if that’s all you can be in order to communicate yourself.
-Edie Sedgwick, born today, 1943
photo: Gene Chambers
We believe in thinking differently for gallery openings.
Thank you Gallery Night Providence and Sprout CoWorking for a wonderful opening reception!
The "Black and Blue" exhibition runs through April 27.
Great shot Tom Rock of Jessie Jewels inside her hooping vortex!
Have you thought about your mother's/father's day gift yet?
We happen to sell art~
Everything I do with my art I believe is an attempt to challenge the status quo.
I believe in challenging the status quo.
I believe in thinking differently.
The way I challenge the status quo is by making my art beautifully designed, evocative and relatable.
I just happen to sell photography.
Want to buy one?
"Chair" is from the Asylum Series, a photographic journey into a Massachusetts insane asylum, built in 1874.
Available in limited prints, 16x20, matted, framed, signed. Delivery or shipping available.
"As a physician, Peake is well acquainted with the human body, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the “Outside the Box (OTB)” series. Peake collaborated with photographer David Lee Black and lighting engineer Gene Chambers to create “sculptural photography” composed of six-sided cubes that stand on one point. The cubes stand 8 feet high and display the same characters on each side in various states of motion. When one views the sophisticated construction created of aluminum and archival photographs, it is hard to imagine that it began with a photo shoot through a specially constructed glass floor in a 19th century post-and-beam Vermont barn.
In “Outside the Box: Irony,” a light-skinned man with a highly developed body kneels on a vivid blue surface with his right hand pressing on an iron. Facing him, with a golf club parallel to the iron, is an equally muscular dark-skinned woman. The figures are sculpturally magnificent, both nearly nude, and seen from six different views, as if suspended in a block of ice. The piece is both mysterious, provocative and aesthetically stunning in the same moment."
~Visual Art Review
“Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it is a tree which stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life, even when it is easier letting go. Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.”
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”
“In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”
"You must all, somewhere deep in your hearts, believe that you have a special beauty that is like no other and that is so valuable that you must not abandon it. Indeed, you must learn to cherish it.”
“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
~David W. Orr - Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World