Joseph Peragine
Press release
Hell On Wheels
Solomon Projects is pleased to present Hell on Wheels, an exhibition of paintings, sculptures and works on paper by Atlanta-based artist Joseph Peragine. The exhibition will also premiere Peragine's new animation, Pass the Ammunition. The exhibition will be on view from February 4th through March 26th, 2005. We hope that you will be able to join us for an opening reception with the artist on Friday, February 4, 2005, from 6 9 PM.

Hell on Wheels presents Peragine's most ambitious body of work to date. The exhibition represents the culmination of two years of extensive research into the history and career of the World War II Sherman tank. The tank is ripe with associations, especially now given the current state of world affairs. It is therefore timely - and somewhat uncanny - tanks are the focus of this exhibition. Executed in a variety of materials from oil on canvas to cloth, cardboard, bronze and video, these works pay tribute to the tank and engage the viewer to think about the myriad associations it evokes. A thirty-two page catalogue accompanies this exhibition. It includes an essay by John Spiak, Curator at the Arizona State University Museum in Tempe, AZ.

A reception in conjunction with the College Art Association is planned for Thursday, February 17, 2005 from 5:30 7:30 PM.
Joseph Peragine is Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting in the Department of Art at Georgia State University. He received his MFA in 1995 from Georgia State University and a BFA in 1983 from the University of Georgia. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Palm Beach ICA (2004), Solomon Projects (2002, 1999), The Gallery at Green Street, Boston, MA (1998), and Art in General, New York (1997). His numerous group exhibitions include Florida Atlantic University (2005); the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (2004); Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (2004); Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL (2002); Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA (1998); and the National Gallery of Art in Beijing, China (2001). Other accomplishments include a Ford Foundation grant (1982), and a prestigious five-year studio residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (1998-2002). In 2003, Peragine's animation Three Small Deaths (2002) won the Juror Choice Award at the Seventh Annual Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival. This is Peragine's third solo exhibition at Solomon Projects.
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