Bill Brady Gallery / Miami
“Cold Sweat” Curated by Grear Patterson and Jeremy Anderegg

“Please Don’t Lick: Landscape Paintings by Dustin Pevey”

In this exhibition Pevey uses his smartphone to mine images of the landscape (both physical and digital) over the course of a y ear while driving across the country. Once gathered, the process of flip http://www.upsidedowndogs.comi/ ng through these images on the phone seemed to naturally suggest a resemblance to the original experience of the drive itself, while also implying an inherently symptomatic narrative. Drawing from photography, advert http://www.boredpanda.comising/, abstraction, and the internet, Pevey utilizes landsca pes as the subject to project back at the viewer. Like advertise ments on the horizon or navigating multiple windows on a computer screen, the language begi ns to overlap, deconstruct, and merge to create a new visual language. The pain tings, in effect, reveal a cryptic projection of reality and suggest possible relationships within.

Dustin Pevey was born in Texas and lives in works in Marfa, Texas and Brooklyn, NY. Before moving to Marfa, Pevey worked in the fine art reproduction and printing industry for years in Austin, Texas starting as a printer and then as an artist, publishing work under the pseudonym M. Drake and selling work to large corporate retailers such as Crate and Barrel, Home Goods, and World Market.

“Cold Sweat,” a group show curated by Grear Patterson and Jeremy Anderegg

Sweat is defined as the, “moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, typically in profuse quantities as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, fever, or fear.” Cold Sweatrefers to the category of perspiration caused by fear, but more specifically anxiety. Cold sweat chills us with the feverish dread of the unknown, it occurs in our defining moments; in our most elaborate lies, before our most triumphant moments.

Like walking into the closet with Charlotte for seven minutes of heaven or stepping up to bat in the bottom of the ninth with runners in scoring position-both exercise in perseverance cast against the equally mortifying reality of failure. Cold Sweat deals with the intrinsic anxieties that we experience but cannot put into words, it does not reflect the first kiss, or the walk off double but rather the moments that lead up to it.

Your mind wanders and your body tries to tell you something. In the wild this would be a warning sign: you encounter a predator, you need to react immediately, your body receives a boost of adrenaline, you begin to sweat in anticipation of body heat.

Works by Freddy Tuppen, Gia Coppola, Grear Patterson, Jeremy Anderegg, Ben Morsberger, Peter Sutherland, Walker Evans, Yarisal & Kublitz, Yves Scherer

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