In the words of Tyler Durden from Fight Club, “we’ve been all raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact.”
Unfortunately we live in a society and age that glorifies the talent of the few at the expense of the masses. Think about it, the mainstream media keeps track of Kim Kardashian as if she was Jesus Christ himself. In all honesty, that’s how we treat our celebrities, we worship them for a short period of time and then we hang them out to dry looking for our next “WordStar” fix as if we were the junkie from that Dave Chappelle skit. However, amongst all the riff raft, there are still faint glimmers of the true entity that was once known as art.
When you walk up the stairs of Lillstreet Art Center you immediately become enchanted by the engaging aesthetics of Lynn Peters. When you first gaze upon her work you are welcomed with the simplicity of an Edward Hopper painting, but yet you still have the complexity of a Raoul Haussmann Lithograph. Lynn Peters work is a reflection of an age long past. From the Renaissance to modern day, Lynn Peters takes small intimate moments and invites you to walk in them for one more moment. Lynn Peters also takes the average working "Joe", the guy who works at Target, or the woman who has two kids and a job at a thrift store, and she makes them the modern day idols of society. Our cities, our streets were not built by Kylie Jenner. Justin Bieber is not at the dry cleaners working ten hour shifts to make ends meet, the real heroes are those who do what is necessary in hopes to one day do what they want to do. Those are the people who are worthy of true recognition, and that is why you need to visit this Exhibition.