March 22 - April 20, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 22, 7-10pm
Peninsula Art Space is pleased to present her empty, David Preddy's first solo exhibition in New York City.
Appearances are meaningless; the essential thing is feeling.
The plastic surface is a reality, more alive than any painted likeness.
Through obscurity and re-arrangement, David Preddy’s her empty exposes the perilous nature of desire. Preddy rejects the function of the mirrored surface and delays the mechanism of perception with simple reconfigurations of light. He satisfies the need for physical forms that crystallize fantasy, and replaces the impossibility of fulfilling desire with the attempt to control it. Confronting desire without specific modes of speech requires new expressions of order. These mirror the internal struggles between nihilism and passion.
her empty features a series of pieces constructed from machine cut solvent-welded synthetic polymer, fluorescents, and LED lighting, and includes reactive sound and light programming in the eponymously titled work, installed in the back room of the gallery. All designs are hand-drafted and engineered by the artist.
David Preddy (born 1990) is from Seaford, East Sussex, United Kingdom. He has been an artist in residence at the Chashama Foundation and the New York Mills Cultural Center. David lives in Bushwick and maintains a studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn.