Gail Peachin– The Human Form
Artist Statement: (see images and bio below)
Gail Peachin finds her base photographs in discarded family albums. Working with the human form in the snapshot, from the beginning, she knew she wanted to give them new life. At first she removed the form and collaged the empty spaces with black paper. Wanting to do more, used art magazines, catalogs, gameboards, and maps for textures and patterns to both fill the void and create a balance between the background and the human form. She has also used the removed form and collaged it into other backgrounds.
All works matted 8×10″
Bio: Gail Peachin received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago with a major in ceramics. While raising a family and maintaining a dried flower business, with three partners, she opened Fern, an antique store in Hudson NY. She is now sole owner. Always interested in the visual relationship between the human form and its environment, “Human Forms” is her first series of photocollages to explore this interest. Gail exhibits and sells work from “Human Form” at Fern in the Antique Warehouse in Hudson NY.