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Peephole alert in Manhattan


Artblog pal and contributor Mark Shetabi wrote to say he was in a show at Jack the Pelican Presents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The opening, which was supposed to be this weekend, has been postponed to Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.

The show’s called “Squint” and the wonderfully-named gallery is at 487 Driggs, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dates are Sept. 17-Oct. 10.

Shetabi, who’s known for his peephole environment pieces shown at Project Room, Locks Gallery and elsewhere in Philadelphia and at White Columns in New York last year, and for his lucious grisaille paintings of things like parking garages and his Voyager minivan, has paintings and a peephole in the show. (image is the particular peephole in the show. It’s the piece that was in the “Greater Philadephia” show at Moore College in 2002.)

Shetabi says the peephole piece is modelled on Mary Boone’s old Soho space which is now an Adidas store. Shetabi, by the way, is working on his next show at Locks which will be in March.