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  • Writer's picturePeggy Nichols

Peregrine Honig, is an artist who renders the progress of innocence into awareness...

Updated: Jun 17, 2021

Peregrine Honig’s work is delicate and disturbing, deceptively simple executions of complicated subjects. Honig’s line documents early sexual awakenings, the visual manifestation of disease, and the social anxieties of realized and fictional characters. By illustrating stifled habits, residual adolescent vulnerability, and issues of beauty and popularity, Honig’s imagery documents trends in fear, private and public, commercial and independent.

Rendering the progress of innocence into awareness, her work chronicles the beauty of awkward moments. We are captivated by the resilience of our own virgin selves and beguiled by the lure of shameless sensuality. Honig’s work is an ongoing dictionary of intimate scenarios, inviting viewers to observe without the fear of trespassing or offending.

Mascaras de Madres ( Masks of the Mother ) Series

'Mascaras de Madres ( Masks of the Mother ) Lamb Milk', ink, gouache, enamel on paper, 20.5 x 16.5 inches

'Mascaras de Madres ( Masks of the Mother ) Cat Milk', ink, gouache, enamel on paper, 20.5 x 16.5 inches

'Fresh Cut', mixed media on paper

'Mascaras de Madres ( Masks of the Mother ) Giraffe Milk, ink, gouache, enamel on paper, 20.5 x 16.5 inches

The Mascaras de Madres series is available at:

Peregrine Honig was born in San Francisco, California, and graduated from The Kansas City Art Institute in 2020. She began drawing as a child and has never stopped.

Honig’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Albright Knox, Buffalo, New York; Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Honig has had solo exhibitions at Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Geschiedle Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, Missouri and will open her first solo museum show at The Albrecht Kemper, in Kansas City, Missouri on June 28th, 2021.

Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including The Dianne and Sandy Besser Collection ( San Francisco de Young Museum of Art ); The Random and the Ordered: New Prints (International Print Center, New York); Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for A New Generation (Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh); and The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing (Frye Art Museum, Seattle).

Peregrine is a recipient of the Art Omi International Artists’ Residency, the Charlotte Street Fund, and an Inspiration Grant.

'Mascaras de Madres ( Masks of the Mother ) Snake Milk', ink, gouache, enamel on paper, 20.5 x 16.5 inches

INSTALLATION PROJECT ( Annual ) Summer Tableau 2021

'The Disrobement of Calvin', oil on canvas, 6.5 x 5.2 inches

About the Event...

Summer Tableau explores ideas of spirituality, cults and collective consciousness in our 21st year. This exhibition on West 18th Street nods to this year's Mardi Gras "house floats" in New Orleans. The seven designers' fashions will be featured in seven installations, designed and constructed by local architect firms and construction companies.

You will move in a timed fashion between installations, along West 18th Street. For the show, locally-grown international artist Calvin Arsenia has curated live music performed by Arsenia, Nikki Glaspie (who toured with Beyonce), and other specially selected musicians. To encourage social distancing, two shows are offered this year. Each show is 60 minutes.

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Date and Time:

Saturday, June 12th, 7:30 pm CST

Location: West 18th St. Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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