PERRY OBEE, “STACKED SPACE”
January 27—March 8, Reception has been Postponed for Wednesday February 19th, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Perry Obee’s painting process is driven by the formal and material concerns of direct studio practice. As explorations of the abstract, representational and material properties of paint the underling content of his work is the situational context of everyday objects, people and place. In the “Stacked Space” series precarious vertical and horizontal stacks of books and other objects appear to dissolve into shallow background planes. Modern still life traditions are engaged here as composition, lighting and color are manipulated to derive a sense of self-referential order and harmony. These arranged views of Obee’s possessions double as autobiographical interactions of momentary space, artistic perspective and the material experience of his own place within them.
Obee is an adjunct art instructor at MxCC. He holds an MFA from Western Connecticut State University and a BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University. See more of his work at perryobee.carbonmade.com.