Peekaboo Gallery is the creation of Jordan Reichek. A thirty-year veteran producer/director in the animation industry, Jordan was also a rabid gatherer of everything vintage pop-culture. His sizeable collections included records, furniture, automobiles, illustration art, clothing, posters, coin-op, ephemera, comics, and advertising. His two most passionate areas of collecting have been vintage commercial Tiki décor and memorabilia from Walt Disney’s first theme park, Disneyland.
Unsatisfied with decades-old, conventional auction formats and traditional wholesale dealers, Jordan sought for an alternative way to liquidate some of his holdings. Using his experience as a storyteller in animation, Jordan conceived of a new way to present his unique collections for sale, showcasing them in two innovatively themed events. The first, a Disneyland exhibition and sale, was showcased in the fabulously successful auction, The Story of Disneyland. The catalog is itself a work of art and has since grown into collectable status of its own. The second sale presented the historical significance of mid-century Polynesian commercial escapism in The Art of Tiki. That show was also capped with an original book/catalog by famed author and Tiki authority, Sven Kirsten. With overwhelming press and public enthusiasm, the exhibition sold out before the doors officially opened.
Now with Peekaboo Gallery, Jordan has created a new cultural destination in the popular district of Old Town Pasadena. Peekaboo’s mission is to offer the veteran and novice, hunters and browsers, a museum-style, theatrical experience where the showcased subject matter alternates on a regular basis. Every two months, the featured collection of vintage memorabilia on offer changes as does its dramatic, experiential presentation.
Jordan Reichek is an award-winning, veteran animation producer/director whose versatile work has spanned feature films, television and web series as well as animation techniques for the last 30 years.
Jordan’s love of pop culture is informed by his work in entertainment and extends to his avid collecting of memorabilia, relics, objet d’art, etc. in wide ranging subjects from Disneyland and Tiki culture to The Beatles and Americana.
He was educated in film and animation at Cal Arts, USC Film School, NYU Film School, and Pratt Institute before entering the professional animation field.
Starting as a core member of the spumco/“Ren & Stimpy” creative team, he moved on to work in various production capacities on shows such as Steve Spielberg’s “Tiny Toons” and “Animaniacs,” “The Simpsons,” “The Baby Huey Show,” and “The Woody Woodpecker Show.”
As his career advanced, he began to develop innovative animation properties for the major studios and networks like Disney/Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment, Universal Cartoon Studios, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. Television Animation.
He produced, wrote and directed the Cartoon Network Special, “The Groovenians,” which was created by famed pop artist, Kenny Scharf. This groundbreaking CGI show starred Dennis Hopper, Paul Reubens, Debi Mazar, Vincent Gallo, RuPaul, and features the music of the B-52’s and Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame.
Prior to that project, he produced and directed the cult web series, “Dream Detective,” which was created by maverick underground artist, Robt. Williams. In addition, he produced and directed pilot and series development for the Nickelodeon series, “Invader Zim,” for which he received “the best television pilot award,” at the prestigious International Festival of Animated Film in Annecy, France. His most recent productions include creation of several new shows for Cartoon Network, “Animal Control!” and the Lego series.
His other accomplishments include animated corporate graphics, commercial graphic design, story and development work, and videogame story and design.
Most recently, he has produced successful gallery exhibition sales featuring items from his Disneyland and Tiki culture collections. He founded Peekaboo Gallery in January 2018, in Pasadena, California.
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