Birthright Jazz: A New Pink Mythology

FL!GHT Gallery

September 9, 2017 6:00 pm - October 1, 2017 9:00 pm

“Seemingly equally at ease with figurative drawing, abstract painting, conceptual sculpture and introspective poetry, local artist Kristy Perez might be most often associated with the color gold. A creative extension of her years spent working at Anne Zanikos Art Conservation, Perez’s mastery with gold leaf has led to such unexpected destinations as gilded sandbags and a supersized rawhide bone. About a year ago, Perez embarked on another concentrated color study, “furiously” producing more than 100 works on paper with two specific tools: “a Staedtler pink highlighter and a can of Montana Gold’s spray-paint color Gleaming Pink.” Referencing the freedom and fluidity of improvisational jazz, Perez’s pink period comes to light in an edited exhibition heralded by the phrase, “The poet is the player with the queer sense of rhythm and the perfect sense of timing.” Following the opening reception, “Birthright Jazz: A New Pink Mythology” remains on view by appointment through October 1.” – San Antonio Current