/ De Pree Art Gallery

Percept Upon Percept

James Perrin

February 14–March 12, 2020

A painting from James Perrin's exhibition "Percept Upon Percept"Percept Upon Percept, an exhibition by James Perrin, explores the integration and resolution of disharmonious elements relating to themes in painting and its processes: abstraction and representation, surface and illusion, discord and resolution, chaos and structure. Through the use of imagery derived from varying sources related to his life, Perrin examines these themes and how they relate to, and reflect, human existence.

In describing the exhibition, he says, “Through the intimate formation of the physical surface of a painting, I explore the visual language and emotion that is embodied in a tactile image — an object created by hand, incorporating suggestions of depth and flatness, and various other pictorial elements originating from how we as human beings see and experience real space, objects, matter, life and each other under the influence of time.”

Perrin received his MFA in painting from Boston University and his BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. His paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the US, as well as in Venice, Italy. His work was recently included in Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century at the Frist Art Museum and Chrysler Museum of Art. A group of paintings is currently on view at the South Bend Museum of Art until 2021. 

Press release for Percept Upon Percept 

Artist Talk

Wednesday, March 11 | 4–5 p.m.
Cook Auditorium, De Pree Art Center and Gallery

Closing Reception

Wednesday, March 11 | 5–6:30 p.m.
De Pree Art Center and Gallery