Glossing Over: NAP Projects at SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2019
March 5th – 11th, 2019
A solo presentation of work by Michael Pellew.
Ignoring lines between life and death and truth and fiction, Michael Pellew's drawings and paintings distort and reset conceptions of celebrity status; Ariana Grande sings with Metallica, and the Kardashians work at McDonald's in his imaginative compositions.
Glossing Over presents Pellew’s drawings, paintings, and sculptures in an environment that echoes both the decadence of celebrity culture and the reality that a polished finish belies what is often underneath. In their mundane situations and environments, the figures in Pellew's work become pop culture paper dolls, far removed from the glitz and pomp that saturates typical tabloid culture.