Defining the delicate spaces between reality and projection

Certain images in the presentation were stills taken from the film 1801, produced, co-directed and co-edited by Peregrine Honig; filmed, co-directed and co-edited by Johanna Maureen Brooks; and choreographed and co-edited by Jane Gotch.

About the speaker

Peregrine Honig’s work is delicate and disturbing – deceptively simple executions of complicated subjects. Honig’s line documents early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of realized and fictional characters. By illustrating stifled habits, residual adolescent vulnerability, and issues of beauty and popularity, Honig’s imagery documents trends in fear, private and public, commercial and independent.

Born in San Francisco and raised in The Castro and in Project Artaud, Honig moved to Kansas City, Missouri, at 17 to attend the Kansas City Art Institute. At age 22, Honig was the youngest living artist to have work acquired into the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum of Art. Solo exhibitions include Suites at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery, Loser at Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Pretty Babies at Gescheidle Gallery in Chicago; and Albocracy at Jet Art Works in Washington DC. Significant recent group shows and acquisitions include Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Guanlan, China (2015), Projecto Ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014) Talk Dirty to Me at Larissa Goldston Gallery (2009), Transfigure at Kemper Museum, Kansas City, Missouri (2008), Diane and Sandy Besser Collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California (2007).

Her work has been shown internationally with Gallery Akinci in Amsterdam and Gallery Arcaute in Monterey, Mexico. Honig’s work is included in private and public collections, including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, 21c Museum Hotel, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, and Ball State University Museum of Art, and The New York Public Library.

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