"the Bricks" capturing homes in Beverly Hills
In 2008, the Edmund J Safra Synagogue welcomed Peshi's paintings into their elegant space. The artist was once again offered a solo show. The artist herself named the exhibition Architecture Past and Present. While Peshi displayed many modern and abstract paintings of Judaic and secular content, it was her Kristallnacht series which gained much attention. Many of those works had sold that night and in the months that followed. It was at that juncture in her artistic journey that Peshi realized she would need to travel more and explore her heritage in order to make more meaningful art.
In 2006 at the young age of twenty five, fresh out of Art School, Peshi had her first solo show in Synagogue for the Arts in Tribeca, N.Y. The venue was a well respected Gallery whose shows were always listed in Gallery Guide, the city's primary art publication of what and when would be exhibiting. The show was named "Urban Synagogues" by the curator Maralyn Sontag who accepted almost thirty works of art into the showcase. The paintings and cahrcoal drawings were all of synagogues from around the globe. many of which Peshi had not visited but rather researched prior to painting them. The show was well attended and almost all the art sold out on opening night. It gave the artist great encouragement to proceed forward with her art career and exhibitions.
The Jewish Art Salon is an artist group that I have been apart of since my days as an art student. Founded and run by renowned artist Yonah Verwer, its members are sophisticated contributors to the Jewish art world. When Yonah, its president and Toby Kahn, an extraordinary and famed, abstract New York-based painter (who was also my Professor at SVA) introduced a Juried Art Show
in conjunction with Beth Torah in Brooklyn, NY, I jumped at the opportunity to participate. Many months later, one of my Kristallnacht paintings titled "Aftermath" was accepted into the show. I have always enjoyed the many artist talks hosted by the Jewish Art Salon and the multitude of personalities I have come in contact with at its many meetings and artists talks.