Geraldo Perez: Sketch Book Paintings

February 28, 2012 – March 24, 2012

Opening reception: Thursday March 1, 6-8pm

The Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present new work by Geraldo Perez. The exhibition is entitled “Sketch Book Paintings.” The work draws from various sketch books, including his “on roll sketch book,” which is 110 yards long by 42 inches wide. Selections from the on roll sketch book will be displayed on a screen. Also included in the show will be his “phone book sketch books” and visitors are invited to look through these intimate “sketch books.”

The essence of the work is conceived before the physical act of creating begins, but it develops and evolves, as we all must in our lives. The evolution never really ends for Perez. He describes his quest to “keep discovering and finding—because it’s all there/here.” He never ceases to discover for disparate pieces—to see them, and to make the connections. The discovery means letting the creative spirit guide his hand. “Letting go is always the tricky part, for me at least- it is always an experiment in faith.”

“Life is not all that we see and not all that we don’t see.”

“Sometimes when I am cleaning my brush and am painting,” he says, “I play around and these beautiful things appear.” It just comes out, as if his brush is a link to the universe. But Perez never really considers a piece “finished.” “I stop… and sometimes go back.” And stopped, the piece is a moment in time and space.

Mr. Perez lives with his family in Manhattan.