Emilio Perez

 

“Footprints on the Ceiling,” Emilio Perez’s latest exhibition, achieves something of an epic, almost cinematic effect. Created with layers of vibrant pigment and an X-Acto knife, seveal of the works feature tightly packed clusters of small organic forms and ribbonlike shapes that suggest dramatic, fluid motion. In a visual idiom that relates to graffiti as well as Japanese anime, Perez presents a disorienting, contradictory scene in each of these works. The large-scale abstractions suggest at once an apocalyptic event and a mesmerizing, meditative place.