Tangible Polygons

Tangible Polygons, installation view
Jacob Perkins

July 9 - 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 5 - 8 pm

As we do not see squares in nature, I thought that it is man-made. But I have corrected myself. Because squares exist in salt crystals, our daily salt.

Josef Albers

Perkins is notorious for building up a surface and tearing it down again, or burying it and excavating it years later. Using memory as a means of creation, he produces work that explores patterns in color ultimately making tangible shapes. His thick textures are created naturally over a long period time. While many painters are known for this, Perkins does it to a degree that is almost unending, as he solves one area of the canvas, but has to paint over that area to solve the entire canvas.

This July, Northwest painter Jacob Perkins will produce a new body of work during his residency at 17 Cox. Perkins, an alumnus of the UW Seattle - School of Art, has exhibited around the Northwest from Portland OR to Vancouver BC. Recently moving to Brooklyn, his residency will be his first exhibition on the East Coast en route to his next residency at Centre d'Art - Marnay Art Centre, France.

Sphere, oil on panel, vinyl installation | Drrr., ArizonaRaspberries, Vibestone Beach, gouache on mylar on lightstand | Tangible Polygons, installation view