Wednesday, February 4, 2009



Tregoning & Company is pleased to announce that CHRISTOPHER PEKOC – one of the most admired and honored Cleveland artists of his generation – has joined the gallery in a new partnership.

Bill Tregoning, T&Co owner and gallerist stated, “Chris’s decision to join Tregoning & Company confirms once again our commitment to the very best creative artists working in our area. Pekoc joins our roster of other mature contemporary artists of our region. We exhibit their art in one of the finest, most spacious galleries in Northern Ohio, and creatively market their works, drawing on our 35 years’ experience in the Fine Art market.”

To celebrate this important new relationship, Tregoning & Company has organized the first significant exhibition of Pekoc’s art from 1975 to 2000. CHRISTOPHER PEKOC | Night Visions | 1975-2000 presents 26 seminal works of art on canvas, paper and mixed media that form the foundation of Pekoc’s continuing exploration of “the Human Condition” – deconstructed, fragmented and resurrected in remarkable new forms. “Collage and photography [here seen in fragmentary magazine images] are the root of Pekoc’s entire artistic output,” said Tregoning. “These exhibited works provide a powerful key towards understanding the work he is admired for today.”

Night has always provided Pekoc refuge from daily distractions and a quiet, still environment within which to work. Night’s mysteries and ambiguities, its romance and danger, infuse the airbrushed acrylic paintings, the pastels, the prismacolor drawings and watercolors seen together here publically for the first time in decades. Many exhibited works have received critical acclaim and multiple exhibitions.

CHRISTOPHER PEKOC | Night Visions | 1975-2000 continues through Saturday 28 March 2009. A reception for the artist – including remarks by Dr. Henry Adams and the artist himself – will be held Friday 20 February 2009, from 6 to 9 pm. Ample free guarded parking is adjacent.

Tregoning & Company is in its 26th year in Cleveland. Focusing on fine art in all media from the 17th century through to the present, the gallery specializes in American Art and is noted for its extensive collection of art by artists of the Cleveland School. Its 4800 square feet of gallery space is easily the largest commercial gallery in Cleveland, located in ARTEFACTORY: The Studios of 78th Street building, at 1300 West 78th Street, in the dynamic new Detroit-Shoreway/Gordon Square Arts District. The gallery is easily reached off the end of Shoreway, just 5 minutes from downtown Cleveland and 20 minutes from both East and Western suburbs.