Electric Works welcomes Daniel Peddle into the Project Room starting June 4, presenting Backstage, his latest series of watercolors that explore the ever-evolving concepts of beauty as they surface in preparation for the global fashion runway.
As the founder of Daniel Peddle Casting, a company that specializes in casting models for fashion with an international clientele, Peddle has earned an insider’s perspective into the creative center of the fashion world. Peddle uses the tricky medium of watercolor to express the fluid environment behind-the-scenes of the back stage and the runway. The viewer is thrust into a mercurial world where figures intersect awkwardly to form genderless chimeras.
Peddle began his fascination with art as document by painting and photographing the dying farm culture of his rural home in North Carolina. He graduated with honors in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended graduate film school at New York University. He has lived in New York City since 1992. Doubleday published his wordless book, Snowday, in 2000 to rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, The Library Journal, Booklist, and Vogue. Peddle’s debut feature documentary film, The Aggressives, is considered a seminal work on gender identity in the modern world. It was awarded the Kinsey Honor from the Kinsey Institute in 2006 and has won “Best of” awards at documentary film festivals worldwide. Powerhouse Books published Peddle’s written exposé on the Aggressives subculture in the book Transculturalism. Seventh Art Releasing will release his second feature film,Trail Angels, Spring, 2010.
Electric Works’ gallery program focuses on contemporary art work which balances strong graphic and conceptual elements. Since 1997 the founders of Electric Works have mounted exhibitions with emerging, mid-career and established artists. Projects completed at our fine art printing atelier include high-tech and traditional techniques. While many exhibited projects stem from Electric Works’ fine art publishing program, we also show sculpture, painting, works on paper and photography in our gallery.
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