Clutch Gallery is pleased to present The Cave by Krista Peel. Peel creates works that resemble Americana but engage with the aesthetics of depth and plane. Utilizing a roadside America culture with a nod to the mid-century modern, Peel conveys a sense of familiarity imbued by a twenty-first-century allure. Peel’s work bypasses the nostalgic and cuts straight to the modern experience of representation and the act of looking. Peel created The Cave after a trip to Carlsbad Caverns, where she was lured from the world above by the vastness and mystery of the space. This work reflects that experience, amplified with color. The Cave runs through April 23, 2011.
Krista Peel was born in Saugatuck, Michigan, and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago in 1996. She currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Zak. They are co-directors of the Philadelphia Art Hotel. Her favorite things include painting, drawing, jewelry making, dioramas, miniatures, sleight-of-hand magic, the supernatural, roller coasters, swimming, mini-golf, and discussing movies. Ooh! and tiki drinks.