Art & Design

Mother NY’s Peanut Gallery Explores the Pleasures of the Flesh in ‘Meat Form’

Art & Design

Mother NY’s Peanut Gallery Explores the Pleasures of the Flesh in ‘Meat Form’

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Pardon the cliché, but good things really do come in small packages. This is particularly true of The Peanut Gallery; a bite-sized art gallery developed to bring a heightened focus to the art it exhibits. Housed within the walls of brilliantly cheeky ad agency Mother New York, the 8 ft by 5 ft gallery, which has previously housed works by Todd Selby and Damien Hirst, is ideal for art enthusiasts who have become disillusioned by the cafes, gift shops and wasted, cavernous spaces typical of so many New York galleries.

For its latest exhibition, The Peanut Gallery presents Meat Form by Brion Nuda Rosch; a San Francisco based artist whose collages and sculptures humorously challenge our perception of commonplace objects and icons. In this instance, Brion turns his attention to meat, showcasing jarring images of cooked animal flesh not only within the miniscule gallery but also on an expansive billboard at 44th and 11th Avenue in New York. Open to the public until May 23, the carnivorous exhibit can be viewed with three audio guides provided by the artist, two of which are phony—sort of like auditory veggie burgers. See for yourself if you can spot the tofu by paying a visit .