Congratulations to Upper School art and design teacher, Jonathan Peck, who recently showcased his artwork at the Spring Break Art Show in Los Angeles. Spring Break is a bi-annual art show in New York and California and accepts proposals form artists around the world. Following the art fair, Mr. Peck’s work was featured in the magazine, ARTNews, in an article by Daniel Cassidy.
Mr. Peck’s work, “Tempus Fugit,” is created with spray paint and acrylic paint. He writes, “With this body of work I’ve synthesized color, medium and imagery to explore the concepts of passing, and shining brightly in the moment. Over time neon lights fade, as do the spray painted murals adorning city walls. Together these notions create a framework for my recent paintings to be viewed as bright and vibrant arrangements that will eventually fade and extinguish in time.”
Mr. Peck received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Yale University. His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; the New Museum, New York, NY; Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY; and Tile Blush Gallery, Miami, FL. In addition to his work at Sacred Heart Greenwich, Mr. Peck is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.
We are excited to have Mr. Peck at Sacred Heart Greenwich, channeling his expertise to teach Drawing and Painting, Design, and Advanced Portfolio Design. “The work I make in the studio certainly influences what I bring to the classroom and vice versa,” says Mr. Peck. “A lot of what we cover in class has to do with the fundamentals of form, color, observation, and design. Over the years I've found those fundamentals trickling back into my own practice as an artist. Conversely, my interest in contemporary art and design color all of my assignments in class. I try to bring a fresh take on traditional exercises in order to make the tried and true feel relevant and up-to-date.”
Follow the QR code below to explore more of Mr. Peck’s outstanding work!