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The TV Show Trailer, 2009
Video (color, sound)

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JJ PEET, The TV Show, Episode 1, 2009

The TV Show: Episode_1_000227;14, 2009
Video (color, sound)
(Video still)

JJ PEET, The TV Show, Episode 2, 2009

The TV Show: Episode_2_001001;04, 2009
Video (color, sound)
(Video still)

JJ PEET, The TV Show, Installation view at On Stellar Rays, 2009

Installation view (JJ PEET)

JJ PEET, The TV Show, Installation view at On Stellar Rays, 2009

Installation view (JJ PEET)

JJ PEET, Focus, 2009

“Focus” aka the Sunday Painter, 2009 (detail)
Foamcore, marble, glass, photo, Stuntman kneepad, plaster, ink, whiteout, cardboard, ceramic, rubber binder, luxury leader microcassette tape
65 by 10 by 10 inches

JJ PEET, Stuntman Trophy_1, 2009

Stuntman Trophy_1, 2009
Ceramic, plaster, steel, copper, rubber mouthguard, chewing gum
8-1/2 by 15-1/2 by 5-1/4 inches

JJ PEET, Trouble, 2009 (detail) Horsehair, Labor Boss sunglasses, foamcore, lead, stolen fabric kernel 55 by 11-1/2 by 6-/12 inches

Trouble, 2009 (detail)
Horsehair, Labor Boss sunglasses, foamcore, lead, stolen fabric kernel
55 by 11-1/2 by 6-/12 inches

JJ PEET, Hedge, 2009 Pine shims, caulk, leather, steel, chewing gum 20 by 18 by 4-1/2 inches

Hedge, 2009
Pine shims, caulk, leather, steel, chewing gum
20 by 18 by 4-1/2 inches

JJ PEET, Monetary Scale (detail), 2009 Plaster, rubber binder, aluminum, lead, copper, plastic, foamcore, pine, monetary kernels 57 by 18 by 12-1/2 inches

Monetary Scale (detail), 2009
Plaster, rubber binder, aluminum, lead, copper, plastic, foamcore, pine, monetary kernels
57 by 18 by 12-1/2 inches

JJ PEET, Buoy, 2009

Buoy, 2009
Cardboard, plaster, sock, pen, foamcore, steel, vulture feather
56 by 17 by 15 inches

JJ PEET, Home Base, 2009

Home Base, 2009
Thread, tape, steel, rubber, plastic, ink
4 inch diameter

JJ PEET, B.S. Trophy, 2009

B.S. Trophy, 2009 (detail)
Lead, silver spoon, copper, white rope, Resistants New Kid sleeve, black electric tape, chewing gum, paper
45 by 13 by 13 inches

JJ PEET Luxury Leader War Kit, 2009 Grapes, plaster, sock, brick, aluminum, stolen doorknob, steel 8-1/2 by 21 by 9-1/2 inches

Luxury Leader War Kit, 2009
Grapes, plaster, sock, brick, aluminum, stolen doorknob, steel
8-1/2 by 21 by 9-1/2 inches

JJ PEET, Luxury Leader Voodoo Doll, 2009

Luxury Leader Voodoo Doll, 2009 (detail)
Lead, aluminum, oak, carrots, shoe string, nylon, dog hair, ink, silver spoon, pins
57 by 15-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches

JJ PEET, The Resistants' Game Place, 2009

The Resistants' Game Place, 2009
Resistants’ game bell: glass, oak, carrot, thumb from Labor Boss glove, eyebrow hair, stolen aluminum rod, plaster, copper Resistants’ game vest: fabric, 1973 penny, rope, leather belt, glass, game pieces, monetary kernels
37 by 54 by 9-1/2 inches

JJ PEET, Middle Management Mustache Prize, 2009

Middle Management Mustache Prize, 2009
Oak, copper, ice pick, cardboard, plaster, brick, pink paper clip, whiteout, chewing gum
13 by 16 by 9 inches

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JJ PEET
The TV Show

April 5 – May 10, 2009

Press
Anne Wehr for Frieze.com
Amanda Church for Art in America

On Stellar Rays is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of NY-based artist JJ PEET entitled The TV Show. PEET frames the exhibition within the structure of a television program, including elements such as the trailer, a series format, and reruns; produced in video and live broadcast, sculpture, paintings and photographs. The project expands beyond normal spatial and temporal parameters of a gallery exhibition, mimicking actual encounters of the viewer as a networked citizen in our contemporary culture.

PEET premiered a prelude to The TV Show, in the form of a daily newscast entitled This Week’s Kernels, during On Stellar Ray’s preceding group exhibition (February 18 – March 29, 2009). Throughout the course of both exhibitions PEET has been constructing a clandestine installation of a force obliquely referred to as The Resistants, which functions as the protagonist in a broader, albeit abstracted, narrative of The TV Show. The Resistants’ presence is in an undisclosed location and in close proximity to the gallery’s exhibition space, though accessible only by PEET. Evidence of The Resistants’ activities will be visible on a monitor in the gallery, presenting a stream of live and prerecorded video. The Resistants simultaneously responds to subjective day-to-day occurrences and broader socio-political news events as experienced by PEET; effectively creating a sense of indeterminacy and obscuring perceived distinctions between time and place, the topical and political, actuality and delusion.

Central to the exhibition is the weekly presentation of a new TV Show episode, broadcasted live by PEET from The Resistants’ local station, and viewable in a TV room in the gallery. The TV Show’s first episode will premiere at the opening reception. Four subsequent episodes will be broadcasted live each Saturday at 5pm. Reruns will be on view throughout the week.

In addition to broadcast and video, the gallery exhibition will include sculptures, comprised of objects that are found, stolen, laboriously altered, constructed from scratch, and further entangled by the artist. Paintings on view will be for barter only; exchange values determined by The Resistants. Like the video and broadcast components of the show, these objects are activated by PEET’s ongoing project, and provide clues to the elusive nature of The Resistants.

JJ PEET received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 2006 and his BFA from University of Minnesota in 1999. The TV Show is his first solo exhibition in New York.