Following the selection of his work Closing Time in the 5th Guanlan International Print Biennial Exhibition, Joseph Peller was invited, in March 2016, to do a second printmaking residency at the Guanlan Printmaking Base, in Guanlan, China. There he completed four new editions as well as oil paintings and works on paper, including a color edition of Evening Shower.
While in Asia, Peller traveled to Japan, touring several locations in the spring and catching the Cherry Blossom Festival. Two of his paintings have been published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture. Those works, Starbuck Man and Saturday Morning, accompanied essays by Brent Cebul and Benjamin H Snyder, respectively. This past August Mr. Peller visited Tuscany and Siena where he completed several plein-air paintings and works on paper.