In his artist’s statement, Mark Perlman says that seldom does a pre-conceived image begin his painting process; rather he is pulled into the work by the “where,” the invitation to travel with the notion, or unformed idea.  His work is layered with color, wax, texture, shadow.  He cuts into the surface, allows light to dance from within the painting.  “Buried or forgotten images” flicker with the viewer’s own memory, predictions or assumptions.

 

The paintings are large encaustics.  Large being 80″ X 60″ panels.  I call them noisy.  It’s as though there is an on-going conversation in their presence, and there is invitation to join the discussion.

Phantom IV Gallery is open Thursdays, 12 to 8; Friday through Sunday, 11 to 6.  Mark Perlman’s work will be displayed through July 29, 2011.

Ruth Cardin, Laura Paine Carr, Pamela Heck and Hanya Popova Parker have work on exhibit as well.