Some people are afraid clowns, even before the era of It. They are both sinister and entertaining,  sad and happy, a weird juxtaposition if you think about it, really. And there is something almost antique and haunted about the idea of the clown, some 18th Century fear that has been studied many times over. Marion Peck has decided for these uncertain times we live in to create a body of work titled Red Clown, Blue Clown, which will debut at Corey Helford Gallery beginnng on January 25th. 

From the gallery: The universe of Peck is inhabited with a mixture of delightful and sometimes naughty figures-the paintings are enchanting, strange and ironic as she plays on the contradictions with accessories and context, completely submerging the audience in her her magical landscapes unfold, an uneasy melancholy seems to fill the air. ABRAMS Books explains that Peck is "a unique artist who distanced herself from passing trends and seasonal impulses and joyfully plays and blends all of the rules of classical pictorial technique with modernity to introduce us to a world both familiar and enchanting."