Go See: Elizabeth Peyton at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, through November 16

July 29th, 2008

Self Portrait, Elizabeth Peyton, 1999

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut is featuring the first wide-scale show of Elizabeth Peyton’s photography through November 16. The collection of approximately fifty photographs was taken by the artist between 1994 and 2008.  Of note is that , a major survey of her painting career will be on view in October in “Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton” at the New Museum.

Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist, 2006 Larry Aldrich Award Exhibition [Aldrich]
A Painter’s Social Network, Traced in Her Photographs [NYTimes]
Elizabeth Peyton To Recieve 2006 Larry Aldrich Award [Artipedia]
Elizabeth Peyton Returns To Connecticut [YankeeMag]

Craig Wadlin, New York City, Elizabeth Peyton, 1996

A Connecticut native, Peyton is the 2006 winner of the Larry Aldrich Award, consisting of $50,000 and a solo exhibition with catalogue at the museum. Former honorees have been American contemporary artists chosen for their impact over the years, including Kara Walker (2005), David Hammons (2003), Doug Aitken (2000), and Bruce Nauman (1995).

Mark, Elizabeth Peyton, 1999

Best known for her work in the medium of paint, Peyton’s intimate portraitures have been of rising rock stars, celebrity friends prominent in pop culture, as well as other iconic figures. Some of these subjects also inevitably surface in her photography.

Ben (Hamburg to Berlin), Elizabeth Peyton, 2001