Perez will be presenting new mixed media sculptural works that “embrace a tension between gestural expression and minimalism” by using ambient and artificial light to cast shadows and add dimension to the subtle works on paper and wood.
Working with various materials and methods, Perez’s art embraces an ambiguity that confronts the defined boundaries between painting, sculpture and installation.
Her abstractions evolve from a perspective that recognizes our limited attention spans in a hyper-speed culture, where much slips into the margins of our everyday experience.
The work beckons a slowing down, a nod to the appreciation of paying attention. With this focus there is the possibility of a heightened awareness of the elasticity of time and a recognition of the power in the seemingly mundane.
The 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair is Yellow Peril Gallery’s art fair debut. Other artists affiliated with Yellow Peril exhibiting solo presentations at GIAF include Raquel Paiewonsky, Rodrigo Nava and Kathryn Parker Almanas. The Providence-based contemporary art gallery will present as one of 15 Breeder Program galleries at SCOPE Miami Beach in December 2013.
About Lisa Perez
LISA PEREZ has exhibited at such venues as the Drawing Center (New York), the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), 5 Traverse (Providence, RI), David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, a solo show at the Dorsch Gallery (Miami), and most recently, The RISD Museum as part of its “Locally Made” survey of local artists. Perez received her M.F.A. from the University of California–Berkeley. For more info about Lisa Perez, visit http://lisaperezstudio.com.
About Governors Island Art Fair
GOVERNORS ISLAND ART FAIR is organized by 4heads, a New York-based arts organization that specializes in developing unique environments for the purposes of exhibition, education and artistic creation. 4heads’ programs are tailored to serve the under-resourced, attracting hidden culture and fostering community through collaborative expression. For more information, visit www.4heads.org.