Lisa Perez: no end to.
April 9 - May 1, 2010, at the Dorsch Gallery in Miami, FL
For this solo show in Dorsch Gallery's project space, Lisa Perez presents 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 Perezâ€™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.
This is Perez's first solo exhibition in Miami. The exhibition marks the beginning of a collaboration between Maya Allison, independent curator from Providence, RI, and Dorsch Gallery.
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"How Strange It Is To Be Anything" detail-installation-Drawing Center
elegance and elephants, 2009 (detail). wood, paint
electric orange #2, 2008. colored pencil and cut paper
postcard Dorsch Gallery