Lisa Perez: no end to.
April 9, 2010 - May 1, 2010
Opening reception April 9, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Installation detail: Between the Know, 2010
Lisa Perez presents no end to., a luminous sculptural installation rooted in her drawing practice. Working from freehand lines, Perez cuts paper and wood into sculptures that embrace a tension between gestural expression and minimalism. The sculptures cast shadows that take on a life of their own, re-mapping the original two-dimensional lines and harboring spikes of glowing color. Underneath this seemingly quiet installation buzzes a pressure visible in Perez's hand: the effort to hold steady, look closely, and work against the grain of daily over-stimulation in our hyper-visual culture.
Perez has exhibited at the Drawing Center in New York, DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and most recently a solo show at the 5 Traverse Gallery in Providence, RI, for which she earned a New England Art Award nomination. Perez received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley and currently lives and works in Providence, RI.
Installation Detail: Between the Know, 2010
Detail: Parallax, 2010
(L-R) Attention's Loop and Trio, 2010
Fleeting, 2010 (front and side views)
Cosmic Sum, 2010
Clockwise from left: Untitled Grid (Electric Orange), 2009, Untitled Grid (White/Blue), 2009, Untitled Grid (White), 2009,
Elegance and Elephants, 2009