Austrian crystals capture light, add dimension to painting collection
Renowned multi-media fine artist R. Cartier Perry launches a global exhibition tour from Plymouth premiering Saturday, September 21, from 10 am to 4 pm at Artist Exposure Gallery, The Waterworks Building, 26 Howland Street, Plymouth. The exhibit opens in conjunction with the Plymouth Center for the Art’s annual Art Stroll as a highlighted stop, and continues throughout the month of October.
Perry, who began attending jewelry conventions at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at the age of 14, brings to his art a past rich in diversity and flowing with color, design and balance. His paintings, collages and papier mache works are an extension of his quest for spiritual expression. His objective is to stimulate within the viewer a greater awareness of the paths to an abiding sense of well-being. The constant search for harmony, generated by beauty and balance, is recognized in his pieces, which are honest and bold; exact, yet emotional; and purposeful, yet visceral. The dynamic integration of color, shape and movement celebrates spirit and elicits discovery.
The exhibiting collection features works artistically adorned by genuine Austrian crystals, heightening the energy level of Perry’s works, not only by way of reflection of light, but also in relationship to the painted surface. An exhibit centerpiece will pave the road for a 28-month global tour, a piece titled “The Holocaust”. In this work, Perry incorporates 74,852 crystals into a multi-media painting installation, each gem representing 80 of the estimated six million lives lost during World War II, often generating, within the viewer, a more personal opportunity to reflect more intimately upon individual loss.
In contrast, Perry was inspired next to create a collection titled “Liberation Clothespins”. A far cry from their grandmotherly predecessors, these artistic works of wearable art represent the modernization of women’s roles throughout the world. This ecelectic collection sparkles, speaking to the evolution of mindset, strength, opportunity and lifestyle of today’s woman. Creatively rendered, the tiny individual works of art are exhibited as part of a broader installation during their residence at Artist Exposure Gallery. Each purchase of a Liberation Clothespins includes a donation by the artist to Amnesty International, a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights, a cause Perry supports to aid in the protection of communities wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
Perry’s private collectors can now be found in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Florida, Illinois and Costa Rica. He is a recipient of the DeBeers Diamond Cartel award for recognition of design, and the H. Allen Hortt Memorial Merit Award. His “Make a Wish,” piece resides in a permanent installation at the Children’s Hospital in San Jose, Costa Rica, as an inspiration to children in need of reconstructive surgery, and his “Portrait of Brendan” resides in the Palm Beach County Courthouse, Victims’ Services Office.
R. Cartier Perry’s exhibit is open for viewing at Artist Exposure Gallery through October 31, when “The Holocaust” will depart on the world tour, spending the first year stateside before heading overseas for international exhibits. Artist Exposure Gallery is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and closed on Mondays. Admission to the gallery is free. The gallery is handicap accessible, parking is available in the rear of the building and street side. To learn more about R. Cartier Perry, please visit rcartierperry.com. For more information, please call (508) 747-4000, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.artistexposuregallery.com, or follow us on Facebook.
About Artist Exposure Gallery
Artist Exposure Gallery expands visibility and opportunity for fine artists, designers and photographers in both the business community and with the general public, through portfolio showings, exhibits and targeted promotions. More than a studio gallery, Artist Exposure Gallery represents artists from across the globe. Artist Exposure Gallery is located in the historic Waterworks Building at 26 Howland Street, in the heart of Plymouth, Massachusetts, open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and closed on Mondays. Admission to the gallery is free. The gallery is handicap accessible, parking is available in the rear of the building and street side. For more information, please call (508) 747-4000, email email@example.com, visit www.artistexposuregallery.com, or follow us on Facebook.