Anderson Ranch Arts Center celebrates three members from our 2014 summer faculty – Emilio Perez, Annie Lapin and Andrew Roberts-Gray – for their upcoming and current exhibitions this winter.
Emilio Perez: Footprints on the Ceiling by Emilio Perez is currently on exhibit at Galerie Lelong until February 1, 2014. This exhibition will showcase the artist’s unique method of combining painting and drawing in a new body of work that includes a monumental, 40-foot long mural painting, one of the artist’s largest site-specific works to date. The exhibition reveals a departure from his previous work in the use of a richer, more complex palette, a more distinct figuration, and expanded negative space. His compositions do not define a central or specific subject and therefore remain abstract. Perez’s influences derive from pulp fiction and sci-fi cover art, music as well as Venetian, Romantic and Italian Baroque paintings.
Emilio Perez received his B.F.A from the University of Florida in 1995 and attended Pratt Institute from 1990-1992. He has been exhibiting since 1966 in museums and galleries throughout the United States and Europe, including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Miami Art Museum; El Museuo del Barrio, New York, and many more. Perez will be teaching Painting in the Moment: developing the visual vocabulary in abstract painting from August 11- 15, 2014.
Annie Lapin’s Various Peep Shows at the Los Angeles-based gallery Honor Fraser, will be on view from January 11 – February 22, 2014. This is her second solo exhibition and explores a new visual language that is slightly more abstract than her previous Rococo-inspired paintings. Loose handling of paint, layers of imagery and rows of spray-painted lettering, creates an odd spatiality and exposes a process of emergence. Her brushwork and stains act as both deconstructive and constructive procedures almost mincing a temporary collage. Ultimately, a poetic emerges out of this dynamic, which for Lapin, speaks to what paintings can and should be.
Annie Lapin lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.F.A. from UCLA. Lapin is the recent recipient of the Falk Visiting Artist Award from the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Annie Lapin will be teaching the Picture Material workshop this summer from July 14 – 18, 2014.
Abandon Hope by Andrew Roberts-Gray will be on exhibit at ArtHaus in Denver from February 3 – February 28, 2014. Roberts-Gray is interested in portraying an environment where ideas, images and materials work with and against each other simultaneously. He paints scenes from nature and imposes patterns with references, which have no relation to the landscape. These paintings explore the relationship between representation and abstraction, graphic and painterly approaches, and image and substance, which are highlighted by washes, paint knifing and other artistic techniques.
Mr. Gray is also featured in an exhibit titled Ink Paintings through February 27, 2014 at the Colorado Mountain College Artshare Gallery in Glenwood Springs.
Andrew Roberts-Gray received his B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute in 1983 and his M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1987. Roberts-Gray will be attending Anderson Ranch Arts Center Spring Residency Program from February 6 to April 16, 2014. He will also be teaching the Color: intuition and intellect painting workshop from June 16 – 20, 2014.
To learn more about these workshops or receive our complete 2014 workshop catalog, please call 970-923-3181. You may also view all of our summer workshops online.