Yellow Peril Gallery presents “Cultural Hegemony” at SCOPE New York 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > February 26, 2014

Yellow Peril Gallery presents “Cultural Hegemony” at SCOPE New York 2014

"Cardboard Trees" | JOAN BACKES

FEATURED PROGRAMMING > JOAN BACKES, “Cardboard Trees” (2011) cardboard, Tall: 7’2″H x 6’W x 5’6″D / Short: 5’9″H x 3’8″W x 3’5″D

March 6 – 8, 2014

SCOPE PAVILION | 312 West 33rd St | New York, NY 10001


Kathryn Parker Almanas
Joan Backes
Naomi Campbell
Jamey Morrill
Paul Myoda
Rodrigo Nava
Hao Ni
Raquel Paiewonsky
Anne Morgan Spalter
Quintín Rivera Toro
Diego Rodriguez-Warner

Platinum VIP Preview Gala
Thurs | March 6 | 3PM – 6PM
First View Benefit + Press
Thurs | March 6 | 6PM – 9PM

Fri | March 7 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sat | March 8 | 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sun | March 9 | 11:00AM – 7:00PM

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “Cultural Hegemony” at SCOPE New York 2014, featuring artists whose body of work is rich in social context and investigates ideas of right and wrong, beautiful and ugly, just and unjust, and possible and impossible in a quietly confident manner. 

“Engaging and successful works of art must advance a thought, provoke action and question the reality manufactured by the ruling elite who control every aspect of our contemporary culture,” notes Robert P. Stack, Curator, Yellow Peril Gallery.  “Whether this is done by occupying an empty space or activating an already busy one, the power is wielded by each artists’ vision and then yielded indirectly by the general public through smart colors, constructions and connections.”

Featured artists at “Cultural Hegemony” include: Kathryn Parker Almanas, Joan Backes, Naomi Campbell, Jamey Morrill, Paul Myoda, Rodrigo Nava, Hao Ni, Raquel Paiewonsky, Anne Morgan Spalter, Quintín Rivera Toro and Diego Rodriguez-Warner.

“Cardboard Trees” by Joan Backes, an installation of two trees made from cardboard boxes from every continent, was selected for SCOPE’s curated range of Featured Programming, which highlights the most innovating and challenging works on display, such as monumental sculpture, installation or interactive works.

SCOPE New York opens on Thursday, March 6, with its Platinum VIP Preview Gala and First View Benefit and Press, will open to the general public March 7 – 9, 2014.  Yellow Peril Gallery will host “Cultural Hegemony” in Booth L09.  This is the Providence-based contemporary art gallery’s second appearance as one of 15 galleries selected by a panel of independent curators to join SCOPE’s Breeder Program.  They made their debut in the international contemporary art fair at SCOPE Miami Beach 2013 during Art Basel Week.

With over 65 art shows spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. SCOPE’s extensive reach enables an unrivaled opportunity for networking with art patrons, creative  professionals and a culturally relevant public audience. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales of over $700 million and attendance of over 900,000 visitors. For more info about SCOPE, visit

About Yellow Peril Gallery

Founded in 2011, YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery fosters modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging, mid-career and established artists in the United States and abroad. Our inventory comprises of works of art from critically-acclaimed artists who have been featured in museum exhibitions, participated in top tier art fairs and acquired by private collectors worldwide. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and 10% from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with artists featured in CULTURAL HEGEMONY, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at