Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Peri Schwartz: 'Painting Is Like Breathing for Me.'




Peri Schwartz, whose work is currently on view in the three-person exhibition "Dwellings" at the Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, is a formalist and a seeker of harmonies. Schwartz's compositions get their rigor from the implied presence of a grid, which she offsets and punctuates with painterly gestures and harmonies of color and value. Her most recent oils -- studio interiors and still lifes of translucent bottles and jars -- have the expressive vitality of perfectly executed chamber music.

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