Brooklyn: FREE ARTS NYC Presents Guest Artist Mike Perry at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn
This year at The Other Art Fair Brooklyn, (Nov. 8-11, Brooklyn Expo Center) visitors will have the chance to purchase a limited edition print, exclusive to the fair, by acclaimed Brooklyn artist Mike Perry. Proceeds will benefit our Charity Partner, Free Arts NYC, whose mission is to empower underserved youth through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence and skills to succeed.
Lets Get Together
From an edition of 200
6 Color Silk Screen
24 x 30in
About Mike Perry
Mike Perry 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 galaxies on a dark night, when you go on long journeys into the imagination, when you ponder what it is that this life is all about. In so doing, he celebrates form: of the human body, of shapes and lines that coalesce into lyrical masses, of the vastness of the cosmos and the questions it calls us to. In Mike’s patterns, portraits, and dreamscapes, there are layers upon layers of meaning, some erased, some covering, some asking you to look deeper, some no longer there but still vibrating with a story that sought not to be forgotten. His use of color, pattern, and form, at times child-like, expresses a joyful spirit and a reverence for the bliss that is inherent in the human experience. He is continually exercising his faith in the transformative power of making things. His work can be considered love notes to the abstract, unknowable future that is all possibility in the present. He invites you to join him on this curious journey to discover more of the unknown.
Mike’s work has been exhibited across the globe in countries such as Germany, Australia, China, Singapore, and Holland with solo shows featured in London – “The Landscape Between Time & Space” 2008, Tokyo – “We are the Infinity of Each Other” 2011, NY – “Wandering Around Wondering” 2012, and most recently “Intoxicating Pollen Wiggling in a Moist Journey of Constantly Blooming Tides” at Garis & Hahn’s new Los Angeles location in the fall of 2017. He is the curator of the ongoing series “#GetNudeGetDrawn” which just had its sixth installment in the spring of 2018. His foray into the world of animation has been highlighted by his continued work on Comedy Central’s Broad City which resulted in the Television Academy awarded Mike Perry Studio the 2018 Emmy winner of their Motion Design Jury Award for the “Mushrooms” Episode. To round out his creative canon one can throw in a dozen art & design books in print along with a stint of illustrations for Playboy magazine. When Mike is not sharing his knowledge at the likes of Parsons at the New School, Adobe’s 99U conference, or an 8th grade art class at the World School, he is drinking coffee and painting in his Brooklyn based studio under the watchful gaze of Bass the dog.
About FREE ARTS NYC
Free Arts NYC provides underserved children with a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs that help them to foster the self-confidence and resiliency needed to realize their fullest potential.
The Other Art Fair is proud to partner with Free Arts NYC in support of such a worthy cause. All ticket proceeds from the Fair’s Thursday Private View evening will be donated to Free Arts NYC.
For more information on Free Arts NYC or to make a donation please click here.