Neutral Destiny: New Work by Ollie Wagner At The Pink Building by Shaun Richards

Opening reception Friday, January 29th, 6:00-10:00pm

Closing reception First Friday February 5, 6:00-10:00pm

Gallery hours by appointment

In a new series of painted and collaged works Ollie Wagner reexamines the American landscape through the lens of media, piecing together video stills, photographs, and found footage to create a highly filtered reproduction of reality.

Ollie’s process involves recording iPhone video from moving cars, photographing this video as it plays on a television set, altering these photos digitally, printing and collaging them onto wood panels, then painting and shellacking the final images. This labor intensive method of image production results in landscape portraits that are simultaneously unnerving and familiar.

About The Pink Building:

What happens when a property owner decides to let a group of artists take over a space while it is waiting to be developed? The Pink Building Project seeks to invest in the process of making art. Located on a south east corner of downtown Raleigh The Pink Building has become home to four Resident Artists, Shelley Smith, Scott Donley, Kelly Kye, and Mackenzie Bullard. The group has been given one year to transform the space into whatever they believe will fill the most pressing needs of their work, and in turn the community has the opportunity to participate in their process of creating.

The Pink Building Project
501 E Davie St, Raleigh NC 27601

David Eichenberger and Casey Porn at the Pink Building 10/16-10/23 by Shaun Richards

New Work by David Eichenberger and Casy PornOctober 16th-October 23rd.

The Pink Building is located at 501 E. Davie St, the opening will be October 16th from 6-9pm, and there will also be a closing event on October 23rd from 6-9.

CaseyPorn:  “The work for this show draws inspiration from the space, The Pink Building, and the color itself. I thought about what pink represents in our culture the things we associate with it. Feelings about love, coupling, and gender are present in the work. During this process, I married my long time partner. As a result of our legal union, I will be changing my name. The idea of becoming someone else is both liberating and terrifying. These pieces explore notions of transformation and identity. If I’m not Casey Porn, am I still Casey Porn?”

David Eichenberger:  For The Pink Building, David has produced work inspired by the DIY nature of The Pink Building Project itself, addressing a modern ‘hunter/gatherer’ philosophy and applying it to a series of narrative drawings rooted in fantasy and play.

About the PInk Building Project:

The Pink Building Project seeks to invest in the process of making art. Located on a south east corner of downtown Raleigh The Pink Building has become home to four Resident Artists, Shelley Smith, Scott Donley, Kelly Kye, and Mackenzie Bullard. The group has been given one year to transform the space into whatever they believe will fill the most pressing needs of their work, and in turn the community has the opportunity to participate in their process of creating.

Alexis Price and Shaun Richards at Feed August 7-15th by Shaun Richards

Just Passing Through by Alexis Price.  oil on canvas.  24x20 inches.  2015.

Just Passing Through by Alexis Price.  oil on canvas.  24x20 inches.  2015.

Peregrine Projects presents it's third member show of the year, Happy HourNew work by Alexis Price and Shaun Richards.  Price and Richards are both figurative painters whose similar themes frequently touch upon the exploration of identity, social dynamics, and the plasticity of narrative.  

Happy Hour explores themes of engagement, entanglement, celebration, and distraction.  However real, superficial or celebratory our engagement is with the world, it is often in opposition to the theater of life in a global perspective.  Happy Hour implies a distraction or filter to separate our being in the moment from the big picture that we navigate privately.  It is at that time that plans are hatched, feelings shared, jokes are made, and life is processed.

The opening is Friday, August 7th, from 7-10pm at Feed (the old Flanders Art Gallery location) and we will also have a closing event on Saturday, August 15th, also from 7-10pm.  The work will be available to view by appointment during the week.

Threshing by Shaun Richards.  oil on canvas.  30x24 inches.  2015.

Threshing by Shaun Richards.  oil on canvas.  30x24 inches.  2015.

Peregrine Projects takes over the Nehi Building, featuring Luke Miller Buchanan and Ollie Wagner by Shaun Richards

Friday, May 15th, Peregrine Projects will host it's first member show of 2015 "All That is Glorious Around Us," featuring the paintings and mixed media work of Artists Luke Miller Buchanan, and Ollie Wagner.  The event will also include a small number of works by other Peregrine artists.  The opening is 6pm to 10pm, and will include eats and drinks generously provided by local restaurateurs.  The venue will also be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday for viewing, as well as by appointment the rest of the week.  The exhibition will close Saturday, May 23rd. 

“All that is glorious around us” is a quote from author James Fenimore Cooper written in 1852. It is an excerpt from a much longer passage describing the natural radiance of the American countryside and in a larger sense the relationship between manifest destiny and capitalism.  New works by Luke Buchanan and Ollie Wagner are an examination of both the physical and mental landscape of modern America. These images serve as both a love letter to America as well as a meditation on what it means to be immersed in a culture that is inseparably tied to the concepts of consumerism and simulation.

 

Public Art Project Wrapped on South Blount St by Shaun Richards

Peregrine Projects wrapped up a public art project on April 26th on South Blount St near the intersection of Blount of Davie.  The project had been in the planning since January and was funded by the NRP Group, in collaboration with Artspace and the City of Raleigh.  Principle contributing artists are Shaun Richards, Alexis Price, David Eichenberger, and Luke Miller Buchanan. 

Artspace reached out to the NRP to see if they would consider having murals painted on the three shipping containers on site that are being used as Pedestrian Pathways during construction of their block-wide, luxury apartment complex, giving the city a chance for temporary public art.  In turn, Artspace reached out to Peregrine, and we were thrilled to be invited to contribute to public art in our community.