Peri Schwartz + Joe Wheaton
SHOW OPENING: SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
R E C E P T I O N
Saturday, August 10th
4-6pm 4forART Gallery
Peri Schwartz grew up in Far Rockaway, NY. She received her BFA from Boston University's School of Fine Arts and her MFA from Queens College. She lives and works in New Rochelle, NY. Her paintings, prints and drawings focus on composition and the interplay of color, light and space. Her work is in museum collections in the US and Europe.
Familiar yet strange, beautiful yet menacing, threatening yet delicate. Reaching and solid, my work traverses many contradictions. As in life, beautiful lines have sharp edges, precarious forms balance with great certainty yet are vulnerable to nature's menacing ways. I am interested in using recognizable materials and relationships in configurations that will serve to re-evaluate how one perceives what might at first seem obvious. Dark forms stand in front of their ever-changing shadows. Lines motion and engage, but are like life, elusive and mysterious.