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Voyeur Exhibition

Shag’s second solo exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York was held from the 22nd November to the 20th December 2008. The exhibition, titled Voyeur: New Paintings by Shag, included twenty new paintings, three fish sculptures, and three custom wallpapers.

The exhibition’s twenty acrylic on panel paintings are based on the theme of voyeurism. The first set of ten paintings are large, at 48” by 24”, and show mid-century modern homes and glamorous voyeurs. The second set of ten smaller paintings show attractive young ladies being watched by peeping Toms, Trevors, and Terrys. Unexplained, all twenty paintings also include a fish in some form, from a rug pattern to swimming in a cocktail.

The Airplane Aficionado
Acrylic on Panel (48”x24”)
 
Brown Chickens
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
 
Fish Story
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
 
Hip Waders
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
The Angry Ex
Acrylic on Panel (48”x24”)
 
The Little Fish
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
 
The Marauder
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
 
The Meat Lovers
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
The Rule Breaker
Acrylic on Panel (48”x24”)
The Untamed Pet
Acrylic on Canvas (48”x24”)
 
License to Peep
Acrylic on Canvas (14”x14”)
Peeping Tim
Acrylic on Canvas (14”x12”)
Peeping Ted
Acrylic on Canvas (12”x20”)
Peeping Titus
Acrylic on Canvas (13”x18”)
 
Peeping Todd
Acrylic on Canvas (11”x19”)
Peeping Toby
Acrylic on Canvas (10”x15”)
Peeping Troy
Acrylic on Panel (11”x22”)

Peeping Trevor
Acrylic on Canvas (11”x17”)
Peeping Trent
Acrylic on Canvas (10”x16”)
Peeping Terry
Acrylic on Canvas (16”x14”)
Three hand-carved and hand-painted wooden fish sculptures were also made and hung in the gallery for the voyeur exhibition. They link to the fish present in all twenty of the new paintings.

Fish Sculpture 1
Hand carved and painted wood (21”x10”)
Fish Sculpture 2
Hand carved and painted wood (19”x11”)
Fish Sculpture 3
Hand carved and painted wood (22”x13½”)

Complementing the hanging fish sculptures, the gallery’s project room was covered in flocked-velvet Shag-designed wallpaper with (unsurprisingly) a fish motif. This was produced in collaboration with Curio Wallcoverings in aqua, green, and rust. Each individual roll cost $200 USD and has a width of 27 inches and a length of 15 feet, giving 30 square feet coverage.

Aqua Wallpaper
Flocked paper roll (27”x15′)
Green Wallpaper
Flocked paper roll (27”x15′)
Rust Wallpaper
Flocked paper roll (27”x15′)

The following nine photographs are of the Voyeur gallery installation and exhibition opening. Note that the majority of the images from this post are sourced from the Jonathan LeVine Gallery website.








 


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