Cruise or be Cruised
Peres Projects Mitte, Berlin
April 29th – June 25th, 2011
Opening April 29th, 5 – 7pm
Javier Peres is pleased to present Cruise or be Cruised, a solo exhibition by Berlin based, American artist Dean SAMESHIMA.
Cruise or be Cruised, the artist’s first solo exhibition in our new Mitte location, manifests a continued investigation by SAMESHIMA into a world of maleness, nostalgia, desire and fetish consisting of new paintings and photographs. This body of work references the punk rock and DIY movements that have surrounded and informed the artist since his teens and expands on his Warholian practice of silkscreening using images with multiple coded meanings.
While not always explicitly tied to the artist’s own history and often calling to mind societal attitudes towards “the other,” SAMESHIMA’s work also functions in a framework of internal struggles between social normatively and feelings of alienation.
SAMESHIMA´s work has been the subject of numerous solo presentations in the US, Europe and Japan, including Art Statements, Basel; Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp; Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo; Gallery Sora, Tokyo, we well as, Peres Projects, Los Angeles and Berlin. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Opening hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm and by appointment. For further information or reproductions please contact Margherita Belaief or Nick Koenigsknecht at +49 30 6162 6962, or on Margherita@PeresProjects.com or Nick@PeresProjects.com