Sean-Patrick M. Hillman
"Enough is Possible" with Peter Tunney
POP International Galleries to Host Unconventional Artist’s New Show
New York, NY (January 23, 2013) --- On Thursday, February 7th, the indomitable Peter Tunney will host a new art exhibit entitled “Enough is Possible” at POP International Galleries, the preeminent pop art gallery in New York City. This show, aptly titled for our times, will feature a major collection of Tunney’s new works, giving art lovers a rare opportunity to meet and acquire works from this remarkable art icon. Each piece reflects Peter Tunney’s iconic tongue in cheek style and this carefully curated show is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers and collectors. The relevancy and significance that Tunney crams into all of his work captures an undeniable positivity and regard for the human experience that is sure to be felt by all.
As a legendary New York artist, Tunney is known for bringing life and art to everything and everyone he encounters. Commonplace and ordinary items are elevated into beautiful works of art as Peter meticulously collects and arranges his objects reminding us that art resides in all things. He frequently mixes and varies his media, as he probes our culture by drawing from images in today’s newspapers, magazines and art books, powerfully interpreting them with his own unique and bold perspective.
With the constant bombardment from the media, Peter Tunney’s message is clear and more relevant than ever; the "THE TIME IS ALWAYS NOW". His ability to whimsically overpower media’s message with his own headlines, such as "DON'T PANIC", "BELIEVE", "GRATTITUDE" (with 2 t’s) and "I’M BUSY FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE", allows him to become his own media machine, redefining the way we interact with and understand the world around us.
“We are very excited to have all this new work from Peter Tunney on the SoHo location’s walls,” said Jeff Jaffe, owner of POP International Galleries. “This legendary POP artist’s work communicates and signals a powerful message to us all, telling us that life can be wonderful and that “EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK!”
It is difficult to separate Peter Tunney’s life from his art because, in many ways, they are one and the same. Although born in a small town in the south, his work is a part of a bigger story that is painted with bold messages, all relevant to today’s society and culture. His journey has taken him across every inch of the globe where, above all obstacles, he has declared himself an artist.
About POP International Galleries
POP International Galleries is a unique art gallery located on West Broadway in the heart of SoHo, in New York City. Founded in 1997 by Jeff Jaffe, POP International specializes in Pop Art, graphic art, urban art, sculpture, photography, and art that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, with an impressive roster of highly regarded artists, both emerging and famed, Pop International Galleries is a great source for all collectors and art admirers. POP International Galleries also believes that an educational component is vital to collectors and the community at large. Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins, making POP International Galleries very much a part of the community at large. For more information visit www.PopInternational.com, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.