On Stellar Rays is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of NY-based artist JJ PEET entitled The TV Show. PEET frames the exhibition within the structure of a television program, including elements such as the trailer, a series format, and reruns; produced in sculpture, video, photographs and live broadcast. The project expands beyond normal spatial and temporal parameters of a gallery exhibition, broadly functioning to mimic actual experiences of the viewer as a networked citizen in our contemporary culture.
PEET premieres The TV Show during On Stellar Ray’s preceding exhibition, a group show entitled This-Has-Been (on view February 18 – March 29, 2009), which includes PEET and other artists exploring disruptions in analog and broadcast transmissions. Throughout the course of both exhibitions PEET will be constructing a clandestine installation of a force obliquely referred to as "The Resistants". The Resistants will be in an undisclosed location and in close proximity to the gallery’s exhibition space, though accessible only by PEET. Evidence of The Resistants will be visible on a monitor in the gallery, presenting a stream of live and prerecorded video. The Resistants simultaneously responds to subjective day-to-day occurrences and broader socio-political news events as experienced by the artist, and effectively creating a sense of indeterminacy that obscures perceived distinctions between time and space, the topical and political, and actuality and delusion.
In addition to broadcast and video, the gallery exhibition will include sculptures, comprised of objects that are found, stolen, laboriously altered, constructed from scratch, and further entangled by the artist. Interventions will occur throughout the exhibition, thus altering the appearance of certain works.
Central to the exhibition is the weekly presentation of a new episode, broadcasted live by PEET. The TV Show’s first episode will premiere on a television at the opening reception. Four subsequent episodes will be broadcasted live each Saturday at 4pm. Reruns will be on view throughout the week.
JJ PEET received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2006 and his BFA from University of Minnesota in 1999. The TV Show is his first solo exhibition in New York.
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