For Immediate Release (Vancouver, BC) September 10, 2012.
As of September 30, 2012 the J Peachy Gallery, will no longer actively pursue commercial sales. High studio rent costs and cost of living for a Visual Artist in Greater Vancouver and the economic systems in place through the debt based economy and have made the pursuit of a working artist virtually impossible. In addition, significant investments of time and dollars made into the community have not come to fruition to me economically.
I truly appreciate the support everyone has given me, I have learned a lot along the way and made many connections through my art practice. I have other projects and ventures I am moving forward with, which will be revealed in time. This does not spell an end to creativity, but merely a conscious abandonment of a system that is failing my personal situation and many others around me.
I have made personal changes in my life that have reduced my consumption and thus be rest assured that all obligations, financial and social will be met with creditors.
PS: All remaining inventory will be available on a donation or pay what you can basis.