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