Hello My Friend
Hello My Friend
Including an essay by Ekrem Serdar
Paperback, Full Color, 6.7” x 9.6”
Shipping in June, 2023
Cover Price: $33
Insert Press is pleased to announce the publication of Hello My Friend, an exhibition catalogue of Alee Peoples show at General Projects from March 24 to June 2, 2023 including an essay by Ekrem Serdar and full documentation of the show.
"Hello My Friend! Alee Peoples’ transformative, evocative work invites us to talk, joke, chat, imagine and play—the same participation you may have among friends—opposing the expected and ultimately harmful closures of capitalist culture, and rejoicing together in the infinite gift of shared camaraderie. See you soon."-Ekrem Serdar
Insert Press is excited also to be releasing a new print edition, Caroline’s Jeans, by Alee Peoples in an edition of 25 plus 4 A.P.’s. Highlighting an interplay of patterns, Caroline’s Jeans, 2023, is a silkscreen monoprint onto an Archival InkJet print on 21mil Epson Cold Press Bright paper, 22” x 17”.
Browse other available works from the exhibition Here.
Alee Peoples is an innovative multimedia artist whose work explores the intersections of text, pattern, and visual communication. Her work is like a Rubik’s Cube, deceptively simple and fascinating. Shooting Super8 and 16mm in her film work and using repurposed fabric and materials in her textile work, Peoples transforms everyday objects into unique, abstract narratives that explore the absurdities and banalities of our contemporary imagination. Elements of a cosmic aesthetic run throughout her work, bringing her handcrafted look to life. Her work engages in a fierce form of play, grappling with meaning instead of grasping for it.
Alee Peoples maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen-printing, sewing, sculpture and film. Currently living in Los Angeles, she has taught youth classes at Echo Park Film Center and shown her sculpture and film work at GAIT, 4th Wall and elephant. Peoples has shown her films at numerous festivals including Edinburgh, Images (Toronto) and New York Film Festival, and at museums and spaces including SFMoMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Pompidou Center, Dirt Palace (Providence) and The Nightingale (Chicago). Started in 2022, Arroyo Seco Cine Club is a thematically programmed film series she co-currates with Mike Stoltz. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand-made.
* Image: I Find It Hard To Believe, Alee Peoples, 2023. Acrylic and hand embroidery on canvas. 32" x 42"