On exhibit: September 3 - October 15, 2016
Artist reception: Saturday, September 3, 4-7pm
Victor Perez makes work that explores notions of paradise and their relationship to commerce.
This show features paintings laden with lurid colors, and patterns that make reference to Geometric Abstraction and hard edge painting. Although playful and formalistic, Perez’s work looks at the influence of commerce on one’s sense of place. He is fascinated by signage’s ability to not only flatten a location into graphic elements but its influence over expectation and memory. Familiar forms arise and demand our attention loudly. Perez often subverts these forms with additions of contrived imperfections that suggest instability in these structures. While the physicality of the work blurs the boundary between image and object, its severity is softened by its pairing with domestic materials. This pairing elicits a desire to play with the familiar, possibly bringing our perceptions into question, hence the show’s title Funhouse.
Perez received his BFA from the University of Florida. He is the recipient of an honorable mention in Dave Bown Projects Semi-Annual Juried Competition and has been selected for an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He lives and works in Gainesville, FL.
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