The Gallery 4 presents
"Soul & Onward" New Works by Joe Perry

"Soul & Onward" New Works by Joe Perry opens Saturday, March 4th, 2017 and runs through Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at The Gallery 4 (206 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside, 412-363-5050). The Opening Reception will take place Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 7-11PM and will be opened to the general public with complimentary refreshments and cocktails provided by The Gallery 4. The Gallery 4 is open Tuesday through Saturday 1- 8PM.

The Gallery 4 is pleased to welcome Joe Perry. Joe Perry is an artist and illustrator born and raised in Pittsburgh. You may recall Perry’s work from our annual Salon Show in 2016. Perry is a current member and contributor of the esteemed Radiant Hall artist studios group in Lawrenceville.

Perry’s stylistic approach deviates from tangible figures or structured narratives in favor of a purely visual and sensory experience. A saturated focus on vivid, often hypnotic tones, repeating geometric forms, variegated patterns and symmetry form a template for his works. Although these pieces may elicit a feeling of spontaneousness and playfulness, Perry’s use of design is not haphazard but rather, intuitive - employed with precision skill and calculation, with care that the austerity is tempered with intimacy . The inevitable reobservation of these works reveals this exacting intensity. The deep layering of colors and striking gradients that embody Perry’s works reflect his grasp of the various media used in his creative process - a synthesis of oils, enamel, acrylic, ink and resin coalesce to form the lustrous gloss and radiant hues characteristic of Perry’s work. An unexpected selection of exotic wood frames and metallic embellishments lend a sense of completeness to the finished works. A handcrafted, organic complement to each piece’s vibrant, structural ensemble.


Perry, on "Soul & Onward" -

"The work for Soul & Onward was created without any predetermined concepts or compositions. Each piece was created organically, allowing methods and processes to come into fruition to drive the progress of techniques, colors and concepts into future works. The reasoning behind this method is to fully immerse Myself into the creation of each piece and escape the reality of everyday human existence."

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www.radianthall.com/joe-perry

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The Gallery 4 is committed to redefining the nature of a conventional gallery. We feature works from a variety of national artists and local talent. We also carry a variety of limited edition toys and clothing. Fine art should be within the reach of everyone, and at The Gallery 4 we are making this a reality.