Dave Greber: Peekaboo


EXHIBITION DATES:   October 1 – October 29, 2011

OPENING RECEPTION:    Saturday, October 1st, 6 – 9 pm (in conjunction with Art for Art’s Sake)

LOCATION:   Arthur Roger Gallery Video Room, 432 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

GALLERY HOURS:   Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

CONTACT INFO:   504.522.1999.  www.arthurrogergallery.com

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present “Peekaboo,” a video installation created by Dave Greber. “Peekaboo” will be on view in the Arthur Roger Gallery video exhibition space at 432 Julia Street from October 1st – 29th.  The gallery will host an opening reception to meet the artist on Saturday, October 1st from 6 to 9 pm in conjunction with “Art for Art’s Sake.” 

Peekaboo, 2011. Still image from film.

Dave Greber believes that the conscious exploration of our own personal cosmic DNA through art unearths all sorts of seemingly unassociated pieces of ideas.  He feels that making new work is an archeology of the sub-conscious—it turns up fragments of broken ceramics and jaw bones, and the scientist receives the gifts the soil has offered and pieces them together to discover a “new dinosaur.”

In creating “Peekaboo” Greber wove together pinball machine graphics, imagery from 1990s action movies and Henri Rousseau’s paintings. These elements are combined in “Peekaboo” and reveal themselves to the artist in a cohesive allegory: “There is an archetypal lone soldier hunched in the palmettos. There is lurking violence beyond the horizon, explosions and strife just far enough away as to not do any harm, but close enough to keep him awake all night. A Tiger deity is lord of this place, somehow responsible for the effervescence in this, otherwise, placid marsh. The soldier senses impending conflict and is forever alert.”

Dave Greber’s roots are in the Philadelphia area.  He studied multimedia at Middle Bucks Institute for Technology in Jamison, Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Universiteit van Amsterdam.  Since 2005 he has lived in New Orleans, where he has produced documentaries for nonprofits and musical acts, regional advertisements, independent films and video installations.  His work has been screened internationally in film festivals and art events.  Dave Greber is currently ­participating in and curating art exhibitions as a member of the Front, an artists’ collective in New Orleans.  This fall Greber began work at Tulane University in the fall to pursue an MFA with a concentration in digital art.

For additional information contact the gallery at 504.522.1999 or visit our web site www.arthurrogergallery.com.