Peggy Preheim: On Her Work

Best known for her exquisitely rendered pencil drawings, Peggy Preheim also creates figurative sculpture and photographs. Her sculptural assemblages feature white clay figures and found objects including furniture, doll’s clothes, and Victorian glass, and her atmospheric black-and-white photographs are based on her sculptural work. At the core of Preheim’s art is her drawing; small-scale, tightly rendered work that explores highly nuanced imagery related to memory, sexuality, aging, and the complex inner relationship of childhood to adulthood. Preheim’s will discuss her intricate works in a variety of media. Her show, Little Black Book, will be at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art from October 31 until January 3.

Presented by the Johnson Museum. The Visiting Artists series is funded by generous gifts from Gale and Ira Drukier and Genevieve and Richard Tucker.