Solo exhibition for painter John Perry, entitled Push/Pull, opens on Friday, June 3, 2016 in conjuction with the Bowling Green Gallery Hop with an opening reception honoring the artist from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM (CST) in the SKyPAC Main Gallery.
ABOUT JOHN PERRY – Perry has been an artist since he was very young, but first developed as a painter in order to cope with the stress and failure he experienced after dropping out of college. Through the encouragement and support of loved ones, he returned to the university to pursue an art major where he began experimenting with mark-making tools and techniques that would later form the method for his body of work.
After receiving his art degree from WKU, Perry relocated to Nashville, where he set up a studio, and is always looking for new ways to challenge himself as a painter. A number of his paintings have been featured in Spencer’s Coffeehouse in Bowling Green, as well as two solo exhibitions in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston Arts District.
ARTIST STATEMENT – What can only painting do? This is not only the foundation of Modernism, but for a painter today, an essential question, loaded with mystery and gigantic consequences. This is my way of entering into that conversation, now hundreds of years old. This is my way of searching for more opportunities to ask that question, not answer it. This is an experiment in color, figure/ground relationship, and aesthetic to discover and/or define qualities specific to painting. If my work is about anything, it is about painting.
SKyPAC Main Gallery Information
Focusing on contemporary art exhibitions and educational programs, the SKyPAC Main Gallery seeks to provide patrons access to local, regional and national artists. The Main Gallery engages a diverse audience, creates a sense of community, provides insight into the creative process, and challenges visitors to contemplate the historical, social, and cultural context of visual art. The SKyPAC Main Gallery is free and open to the public, Monday – Friday between 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more information on the gallery or how to become an exhibiting artist please contact the Visual Arts Gallery Manager, Jessica Snodgrass, at email@example.com.