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Harvey/Meadows Gallery opens JJ Peet and Richard Shaw show

Staff report

An exhibition of work by artists J.J. Peet and Richard Shaw will open Monday at the Harvey/Meadows Gallery in Aspen.

An opening reception will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday.

Peet’s work has received numerous reviews in publications such as Art in America, Artforum, ArtPulse, Art Review, Frieze, Modern Painters and The New Yorker. He currently teaches ceramics at Columbia University as well as at the 92nd Street Y and is represented by On Stellar Rays Gallery in New York City. Peet’s ceramic and found object assemblages as well as his drawings evidence a vitality and vigor of the maker, calling on the audience to gaze introspectively, urging us to examine the realities of our world which too often can be brushed aside.

Shaw received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and emerged out of the San Francisco Bay Area art scene in the late 1960s. Shaw meticulously fabricates commonplace objects and assemblages out of finely cast porcelain and ceramic materials, creating still lives and self portraits that are materially surreal. His work requires us to pay close attention to the physicality of his objects, where illusions are unveiled within the exquisite frozen moments of his work.

The exhibition will run through Feb. 28.