~PETER SUTHERLAND/OPENING PIX
last week to catch !!
PETER SUTHERLAND – ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’ !!
NOV 21, 2008 thru SATURDAY, JAN 10, 2009
ATM – 621 W. 27 ST – CHELSEA – NEW YORK CITY
note: the gallery will be open FRIDAY & SATURDAY/JAN 2 & 3, 2009
PIX FROM THE OPENING – NOV 21, 2008
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’ – OPENING NIGHT – ATM GALLERY.
DONALD EUBANK greets PETER SUTHERLAND.
Donald Eubank is a staff writer for THE JAPAN TIMES/ONLINE – with a focus a on contemporary art.
EVE LYONS and RAPHAEL RIOS with Peter Sutherland.
ANDREW RUNKLE shows us a copy of the limited edition book, (100 copies), also titled ‘Blame It On The Dog’ – that Seems Books published for Peter Sutherland – on the occasion of the ATM exhibit.
Andrew Runkle is a producer for MOTHERLAND.US – an animation and motion graphics firm.
of note: ANDREW RUNKLE was the producer on the animated MOTHERLAND.US project – ‘Smallville: Justice and Doom’ Episodes. see: SMALLVILLE/MOTHERLAND.US
ATM artist – ERIC SAL drops by.
editorial photographer BEN COLLIER, who exhibited his BEJING photos, this past summer at ATM.
Behind him, PETER SUTHERLAND photos – ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Diamond Patch’, C-Print, 20 x 24 in., 2008. edition of 5. ($1,400).
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Metal Memorial’, 2008. C-Print, 20 x 24 in.
detail, PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Metal Memorial’.
STANLEY LUMAX in front of ‘Rugged #1’ – one of 2 custom designed rugs produced by PETER SUTHERLAND, specifically for this show. Each is is 4 x 6 ft. and each is unique. ($3,200).
PETER SUTHERLAND with his other Rug – in the show !!
‘Rugged 2’, 2008. Rug. 4 x 6 ft., custom design. unique. ($3,200)
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Rugged 2’ – !!
detail, PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Rugged 2’.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Witness the World’s Biggest Campfire’, 2008. C-Print.
ANDREW SUTHERLAND, Peter’s brother.
ANDREW SUTHERLAND, BLAIN HOWARD, and JASON MITCHELL.
BLAIN HOWARD works with BENDER/HELPER IMPACT – PUBLIC RELATIONS, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS.
see: BENDER/HELPER IMPACT
independent curator TAKA KAWACHI, JESSE MILLER and PETER SUTHERLAND.
JESSE MILLER is the bassist for the band: LOTUS.
see: JESSE MILLER/CINCY GROOVE INTERVIEW
check out & sample music: LOTUS/official website
PETER SUTHERLAND greets photographer NICHOLAS HAGGARD
see: NICHOLAS HAGGARD PORTFOLIO
detail, PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Crusty Homies’, 2008. C-Print
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Crusty Homies’, 2008. C-Print. 16 x 20 in. edition of 6. ($1,000)
center, in red shirt, JUSTIN FINES.
NYC-based art director and designer JUSTIN FINES runs: DEMO DESIGN CO.
definite, check out: JUSTIN FINES/DEMO !!
g-r-e-a-t animated logo !!
NYC-based graphic designer and art director: NATHAN NEDOROSTEK.
Mr. Nedorostek is the co-author, (with Anthony Pappalardo) of ‘RADIO SILENCE: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music’.
see: NATHAN NEDOROSTEK
SUE LEE of EBELING GROUP and NATHAN NEDOROSTEK.
JOSH PORTER of NIKE MARKETING
PETER SUTHERLAND, MEMORY CARD, C-Print with text. 2008. 16 x 24.5 in. unique. ($1,500)
lucky for ATM gallery-goers, there were a small series of ‘Memory Cards’ in the back room.
Striking photos paired with scrawled almost illegible handscript – these pieces rewarded viewers’ patience – with insight into this artist’s formative – soul – truthfully – that’s the best word. Like the best documentary photographers, and I guess, art photographers – PETER SUTHERLAND’S work springs from a deep well of sensitive observation, since early childhood – to the world unfolding around him.
Often with dark resonances. It’s this combination of narrative and darkly lyrical insight – that makes his work so singular, and so compelling.
detail, PETER SUTHERLAND ‘MEMORY CARD’. 2008, 16 x 24.5 in. unique. ($2,000)
this narrative was about growing up. it would seem ideal to have grown up in a close-knit artistic family that had a tree-house in the rural yard …
but this memory is of a family cat that meet with an accident that made green slim ooze out of his ear and gave its young author – nightmares – and informed a dark side – that seems to have been in place since early childhood …
likewise, another MEMORY CARD, a little further on in his life – is about a bad mushroom trip while trying to impress a high school hottie named Cinnamon, who had a nose-ring, and almost dying – in a blizzard. a classic snowboard loser.
It was really interesting to go back through the photo exhibit – after immersion in these tense biographical foragings.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘I Took This Photo, Then Let It Fly Away.’ 2008. C-Print.
detail, PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘I Took This Photo, Then Let It Fly Away.’
ATM’S BILL BRADY in the 2nd exhibit of his new space.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘BLAME IT ON THE DOG’, NOV 21 2008 – Jan 10, 2009.
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Dog Says: “Take a Vacation'”. 2008. C-Print.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH
also, see: PETER SUTHERLAND/ATM/MIAMI DEC 2008 !!
PETER SUTHERLAND, ‘Snuggle Brothers’, 2008, C-Print, 16 x 20 in./IMAGE COURTESY: PETER SUTHERLAND WEBSITE
also in the ATM exhibit. edition of 6 ($1,000)
UP-DATE: SAT JAN 3, 2009
PETER SUTHERLAND’S show also received a nice up-beat review by ROBERTA SMITH in the NEW YORK TIMES, yesterday, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2009. ART IN REVIEW SECTION.
It is mostly a descriptive review, and ends with this assessment:
“Mr. Sutherland is something of a multitasker. In addition to writing rather well (in the show’s small catalog), he is also a filmmaker. Whatever he does seems to celebrate the potential for inspiration in even the most pedestrian and barren facts of American life. Every instant is a possible image; every image a likely story.”