STEPHANIE PEEK

UNIFORM LANGUAGE

June 30 – August 4, 2017

In Uniform Language, an installation of 10” square paintings, Stephanie Peek has used military camouflage patterns as a device to more peaceful ends.

Early in the 20th century, the United States military adapted the nature studies of American painter Abbot Thayer to conceal ships, weapons and soldiers. Thayer made studies based on his theories of the natural protection afforded animals and birds, which render themselves invisible through “concealing coloration” and silhouette disruption. Subsequently, governments throughout the world hired artists, known as camoufleurs, to design a wide variety of camouflage specific to different environments.

Peek reclaims these various patterns of concealment by re-contextualizing the camouflage of troubled countries into oil paintings on alabaster-gessoed panels, thereby transforming these patterns from their military usage to a more peaceful purpose.

Stephanie Peek’s paintings show regularly in galleries and museums nationally and internationally, and are in private collections worldwide. She graduated with an MFA in painting from the University of California, Berkeley and BA in Art History from Wellesley College. Awards and honors include Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, Borso di Studio in Florence, Italy, J. Ruth Kelsey Travel Grant, Susan B. Irwin Scholarship in the Visual Arts, Virginia McPheter-Stoltz Fellowship.

Learn more about her work at Satellite of.Love Gallery.

ON VIEW IN THE ROLL UP WINDOW

Stephanie Peek Uniform Language Roll Up Project
Top Row, left to right:
Egypt (Veils), Nigeria (Oil), Syria, United States (Desert Storm), United States (Chocolate Chip), Saudi Arabia, Kurdistan, Ethiopia, Zaire
Second row:
Austria, Sweden (summer), Sweden (winter), the Congo, Afghanistan, Belgium, USA (Night Ops), Iran (Night Song), Japan
Third Row:
Germany (Splinter), Switzerland, Cuba, Yemen, Iraq, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Germany
Fourth Row:
Germany, India, Greece, Peru, Pakistan, Great Britain, Nepal, China, Lebanon
Lebanon by Stephanie Peek, Roll Up Project
Lebanon, 2001-2017
oil on panel
10 x 10 inches
photo courtesy of Satellite of.love
Iran Night Song by Stephanie Peek, Roll Up Project
Night Song (Iran), 2001-2017
oil on panel
10 x 10 inches
photo courtesy of Satellite of.love
Night Ops by Stephanie Peek, Roll Up Project
Night Operation (USA), 2001-2017
oil on panel
10 x 10 inches
photo courtesy of Satellite of.love

ON VIEW IN THE SIDE WINDOWS

Stephanie Peek Uniform Language Roll Up Project
GROUP 1
Top Row, left to right:
Israel, Russia
2nd Row:
Zimbabwe, Iraq (Suicide Commando)
3rd Row:
Mexico, USA (all-over)
Stephanie Peek Uniform Language Roll Up Project
GROUP 2
Top Row, left to right:
USA (Chocolate Chip), USA (Desert Storm)
2nd Row:
Palestine, Lithuania
3rd Row:
Sudan, Cuba
Cuba by Stephanie Peek, Roll Up Project
Cuba Camo, 2001-2017
oil on panel
10 x 10 inches
photo courtesy of Satellite of.love