Alvaro Perez: “Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain.”
Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain.
Brazos Gallery: Sept. 29- Oct. 21
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 29, 4-7 PM
Richland College’s Brazos Gallery presents Fort Worth artist Alvaro Perez’s new sculptural works in Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain. Machined from aluminum or acrylic, the works take the form of small interchangeable discs arranged as diagrammatic directions portraying iconic symbols such as planes, bullets, or birds. Acting as both narrative structures and linguistic, conceptual traps, the works question our current sociological climate and the folly of simplification in the face of increasing turmoil and complexity. The exhibit will run from September 29th through October 21st, 2011 with an opening reception and artist talk on Thursday, September 29th from 4-7 PM.
Presenting concise patterns of symbols Perez’s works read as glyphs: simplified cyphers of unknown import. As such, the viewer is open to develop assumptions of intent, possibly finding an investigation of terrorism confounded with symbols of peace. Perez offers this statement regarding his new works: “Subjects have been selected and reduced to isolated symbols combined into a grossly inadequate visual system of glyphs. This limited vocabulary, along with simple directional cues, offers the viewer an illustrated attempt at the communication of concepts through picture. Ultimately, as is the case with most forms of communication, this system fails.”
Perez, an artist and educator teaching at Tarrant County College College, is a Dallas Museum of Art Kimbrough Fund Award recipient and has exhibited through out Texas. Past works can be found at www.alvperez.com .
Gun. Fly. Plane. Brain. and all related events are free and open to the public. The Brazos Gallery, located at 12800 Abrams Rd, Dallas, is open from 10 AM – 4 PM, Monday- Friday with extended viewing hours until 6:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment.