Governors Island Art Fair 2013: “balance between” by Lisa Perez, Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > September 2, 2013

LISA PEREZ
balance between
at Governors Island Art Fair 2013
Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery

LISA PEREZ, "precarious nature" (2013) 3 parts: acrylic + gouache, wood

LISA PEREZ, “precarious nature” (2013) 3 parts: acrylic + gouache, wood

Governors Island Art Fair, NYC
Nolan Park, Building 4A
Every Full Week-End in September 2013
11AM – 6PM

Curated by Robert P. Stack
Presented by Yellow Peril Gallery

Yellow Peril Gallery is pleased to present “balance between”, a special exhibition featuring recent work from Providence artist Lisa Perez in Building 4A at Nolan Park during the 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair 2013.

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.

About Yellow Peril Gallery
YELLOW PERIL GALLERY is a contemporary art gallery located at The Plant, a historic mill complex in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery strives to foster modern art critiques on popular culture and society from emerging and mid-career artists in the United States and abroad. We aspire to exhibit provocative and visually arresting artwork created specifically to ignite conversations long after viewers have left the building. Artists that we represent share our commitment to social responsibility, and a percentage from the sale of all artwork is donated to a charitable organization of the Artists’ choice. For more info about future exhibitions, visit www.yellowperilgallery.com.

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If you’d like more information about this press release, or to schedule an interview with LISA PEREZ, please contact Vanphouthon Souvannasane at +1 917 655 1497 or via e-mail at van@yellowperilgallery.com.