open thru Jun 27, 2011
weekdays 11a–6p & saturdays 11a–4p
Brittain Peck’s work combines typography, traditional printmaking, and painting to create an introspective commentary on the relationship between language, religion, national identity, and our experiences with normalcy and otherness.
His work centers around “Brittish”; an original alphabet and writing system initially developed as a means to quickly generate uniform hand-painted text for large scale public mural projects. By using line and letter forms to mark the negative space in around letters rather than the letters themselves, Brittish creates an abstraction of the Latin alphabet which requires readers to shift between recognition of positive and negative forms to reconsider their relationship to the English language and social and cultural norms as a whole.
Sponsored by NewRaleigh, Between Me And You will also include opportunities for visitors to interact with the work and carry with them complimentary souvenirs of the exhibit, while original hand-pulled prints, digital reproductions, and other various merchandise will also be for sale.
curated by Jed Gant, David Millsaps & New Raleigh