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Art Peep Show

@ Modern Art

In January of 2018, Modern Art put out a call for artists interested in partaking in the inagural Art Peep Show. The project began by creating a small gallery space within our studio to be taken over by a new artist each day for one month. Thirty artists were assigned a day during the exhibition to contribute to the 6' x 8' life-size diorama, using the theme 'THE EXPERIMENT' to guide their contribution. Artists were given the freedom to use the space in whatever way they like: display artwork, put on a performance or use the space as their studio for the day. Unlike a traditional gallery, the only way to veiw the artwork/performance was through two small peep holes in a covered window. The nature of this unusual set-up turned anyone that strolled down the sidewalk into an audience member and created an interactive dynamic between the art and the "peeper". 

Photos below by Michelle Johnson and Libby Modern

 
 Artist and Musician, Scott Bookman, playing guitar in the peep show next to his artwork. 

Artist and Musician, Scott Bookman, playing guitar in the peep show next to his artwork. 

 A bouquet of colorful and glittery mixed-media works by mother/ daughter duo, Jess and Zoey.

A bouquet of colorful and glittery mixed-media works by mother/ daughter duo, Jess and Zoey.

 Jenny Schulder Brant performing a live exorcism of Donald Trump for the Peep Show.

Jenny Schulder Brant performing a live exorcism of Donald Trump for the Peep Show.

 Photographer, Michelle Johnson, used a projector to display a photos from her Celestial Bodies project.

Photographer, Michelle Johnson, used a projector to display a photos from her Celestial Bodies project.

 A behind-the-scenes peep at Jade Wan's contribution of lovely violin playing.

A behind-the-scenes peep at Jade Wan's contribution of lovely violin playing.

 A beautifully intricate painting by Heidi Leitzke.

A beautifully intricate painting by Heidi Leitzke.

 Artist and all-around incredible person, Leigh Lindsay, spent her day in the Peep Show cranking out portraits. 

Artist and all-around incredible person, Leigh Lindsay, spent her day in the Peep Show cranking out portraits.