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Mike PerryAugust 6 - September 20, 2020

Still Now is Here: Woolgather Together

RICHARD TAITTINGER GALLERY is excited to announce the U.S. representation of the Emmy-award winning artist Mike Perry (b. 1981) and to present his inaugural solo exhibition of works, Still Now is Here: Woolgather Together. A Brooklyn based artist with a severely devout following, Perry’s work is concentrated around the celebration of life. Born out of a period of lush output, this exhibit emphasizes Mike’s blend of pop sensibility and limitless energy, bringing the excitement of bright neon, accentuated pastels, and soft curves that have become synonymous with his proficiency.

This series of Perry’s work deals with the idea of staying in the moment despite the larger chaos in the world, that it is necessary to continue to experience the wonder and in turn share that with those around us. Inspired by the like of Reggie Watts, Keiichi Tanaami, Laura Owens, and Alexander Calder, Mike leans heavily on his community for moments of creative motivation. His deep engrossment in the endless possibilities of the outer spaces has merged seamlessly with his inner battles of self and social responsibilities.

Still Now is Here, a call back to Ram Dass, projects that positivity as a playful exploration of self. It is a journey that requires the shedding of fears of imperfect youth while developing the extrasensory astonishment of the mysterious. The exhibit moves the audience physically throughout in a way that promotes a bright-hued attack on the senses, recalibrating the equilibrium that opens the mind to its spell. Much like the works of Keith Haring, Claes Oldenburg, and Red Grooms, Perry transcends actuality and further propels the proposition that it is admissible for art to be fun.

 

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Mike Perry is an Emmy winning artist that makes paintings, animation, sculptures, books, public art installations, monographs, exhibitions, drawings, silkscreens, and more. His creative purpose is to conjure that feeling of soul-soaring wonder you have when you stare into distant...

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