Artist Portrait: Peregrine Honig’s “Pretty Babies” at gescheidle gallery

Little Girl in Luxury, 2007

While standing in line at the grocery store, we can’t help flipping through the glossy, photo-filled pages of People and Cosmopolitan and gushing over the personal lives of America’s rich, famous and rail-thin supermodels and celebrities. But what if one of those gorgeous gals had Down syndrome or autism? Shocking, weird and totally unlikely? Well, almost. To usher in gescheidle’s new space at 1039 W Lake St, artist Peregrine Honig is presenting a series of about 30 drawings that investigate bizarre, new celebrity bodies through image and text.