Michael Pellew, Presented by Western Exhibitions, at NADA Miami 2018
VIP Preview by Invitation: Thursday, December 6, 10am–12pm
Opening Preview by Invitation: Thursday, December 6, 12–2pm
Open to the Public:
Thursday, 12/6, 2–7pm
Friday, 12/7, 11am–7pm
Saturday, 12/8, 11am–7pm
Sunday, 12/9, 11am–5pm
Western Exhibitions will exhibit work by Jessica Campbell, Lilli Carré, and Michael Pellew at NADA Miami 2018. Contemporary comics, animation, and graphic novels have influenced the work of all three artists. The paintings, drawings, and ceramics on view will use pop culture tropes, tragicomedy, and the cartoon figure to focus on the self and one’s relationship to both physical and virtual worlds.
Jessica Campbell is the author of the graphic novels XTC69 and Hot or Not: 20th-Century Male Artists. She will open a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in December 2018. Western Exhibitions' installation of include a new carpet piece by Campbell that covers the footprint of the booth. Visitors will also find Campbell’s painfully humorous rug paintings that take aim at the sexism women still face every day.
Lilli Carré is an acclaimed graphic novelist. She has had solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio. Festivals throughout the US and abroad have shown her animated films, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Carré's ceramic work will be on display at NADA. The pieces are physical and virtual containers that cope with ever-bloating dysphoria by stomach coating, wound licking, and crack soothing.
Michael Pellew is a Brooklyn based artist. Pellew is known for his humorous ruminations on pop culture and celebrity mash-ups. His inspiration comes from speed–metal, Taylor Swift, vintage MTV, Chicago Deep House, and reality TV stars. Disparate Minds reviewed Pellew's recent show of drawings at Western Exhibitions.