Dan Perkins + Joe Ferriso 'Drift' @ Brilliant Champions
Brilliant Champions is proud to present DRIFT, a two person show featuring the works of Brooklyn based painter Dan Perkins and San Francisco based artist Joe Ferriso. A conversation between the two artists’ works, DRIFT presents two idiosyncratic explorations of space, perception and minimalism. While situated on opposite coasts, both Perkins and Ferriso’s works interact on a conceptual level and create an unspoken dialogue about the tensions between the artificial and natural world. Utilizing different mediums, each artist is able to execute their work through succinct contemporary form and nominal color palettes, resulting in a crisp, focused exhibition.
DRIFT by Dan Perkins & Joe Ferriso opens March 9th at Brilliant Champions and is on view through March 31st.
“In my process, I make digital and physical collages, and drawings as references for my paintings," states Perkins. "The moments of representation present in the paintings come from a catalogue of images: some physical, some personal, many digital, both my own and from others. All the images and sources reference the natural world in some way. Often these images are edited or abstracted to a point of non-figuration. The act of making these sources provides me a space to reflect on the nature of sharing and reproduction that the internet makes possible.
For me, the paintings become playful meditations on how the internet is collapsing traditional spatial hierarchies: creating spaces that are often difficult to articulate, and strange to inhabit. These spaces have the ability to range through many different feelings of experience simultaneously: mundane, sublime, seductive, shallow, arresting, playful, etc. In total, the work gives me a space to play with color, geometry, and image in a way that I find visually engaging and perceptually interesting, while also reflecting on the ubiquity of image that the internet now makes possible.”
Joe Ferriso considers his painted objects as visual instruments of measure: tools for visual play which illuminate color relationships through a blending of language, form, and placement. If these instruments can be used to connect color with language, abstraction with representation, chromatic difference with living diversity then they assert an experiential value that he believes to hold unique potential for each viewer to navigate