The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Correspondence: In Relation to Goya: Joseph Peragine


October 18, 2007 – February 3, 2008

UAMA presents the paintings, drawings, sculpture and animation of Atlanta-based artist Joseph Peragine. The exhibition features selections from Peragine’s Hell on Wheels (2004-2007), an ongoing body of work that addresses the mechanics of military force, the spectacle of modern warfare, and the media representation of armed engagement.

In 2001, Peragine was honored with an invitation to exhibit his work in Beijing, China, and participate in an international symposium on art and science hosted by Tsing Hua University and the National Museum of Fine Art of China. During that same year, the City of Atlanta commissioned Peragine to create a permanent installation for Hartsfield International Airport. The installation, Brute Neighbors, was singled out by Art in America magazine as one of the best public art projects in 2001 and garnered Peragine an Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence for Public Art in 2002.

In 2003, Three Small Deaths won the Juror Choice Award at the Seventh Annual ASU Art Museum Short Film Festival in Tempe, Arizona. It was also an official selection at the 2003 Atlanta Film Festival.

Joseph Peragine received his MFA in painting from Georgia State University, Atlanta; he is currently Associate Professor in Drawing and Painting and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Art at Georgia State University.

More information about Joseph Peragine’s work is available from his website

Joseph Peragine is represented by Solomon Projects in Atlanta.

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Organized to complement Goya’s Mastery in Prints, the presentation of Francisco de Goya’s four major print suites, the exhibition series Correspondence: In Relation to Goya showcases contemporary artwork that ­ in risk-taking originality, clarity of vision, and passionate quality ­ resonates with Goya’s legacy.

Also see the related exhibition, Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Desastres de la Guerra