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August 3, 2013

Office Hours: Lisa Perez on Time Share — Create Space

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Photography by Lisa Perez, © 2013

2 – 4 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Office Hours, artists, designers, experts, and brainiacs take the doors off of their offices and studios. Stop by for conversation or advice.

Timeshare: Create Space (2 hours = 120 minutes = 7200 seconds). I will be inviting friends, collaborators, and museum visitors to share this time and space with me in the spirit of creative possibility. Setting the tone of open-ended inspiration, I’ll be projecting a stop motion animation of cloud abstractions. These ‘clouds’ are the signifiers for the idea of inspiration and a metaphor for its ephemeral nature.Lisa Perez

Free with museum admission.

Working with various materials and methods, Lisa Perez’s art embraces an ambiguity that confronts the defined boundaries between painting, sculpture and installation. Her abstractions evolve from a perspective that recognizes our limited attention spans in a hyper-speed culture, where much slips into the margins of our everyday experience. The work beckons a slowing down, a nod to the appreciation of paying attention. With this focus there is the possibility of a heightened awareness of the elasticity of time and a recognition of the power in the seemingly mundane. Perez received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and currently lives and works in Providence, RI. Recent exhibitions of her work were installed at the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Miami, FL and The Chazan Gallery in Providence, RI.