Humanities Center Gallery


Film still from Joan Perlman's video Break

Screenings 2: Joan Perlman

On View:

5 September — 18 October 2018
Humanities Center Gallery, Serra Hall

Los Angeles-based artist Joan Perlman has long been fascinated by the stark visual beauty of Iceland. Perlman has visited the remote, island nation for over two decades. She has exhibited widely and been awarded multiple grants and residencies in the United States as well as in Iceland.  Although she is perhaps best known for her large-scale, atmospheric landscape paintings that conjure Iceland’s unusual geological character, Perlman’s most recent projects have been in digital media—primarily video done in collaboration with various sound artists. These works consider the fragile ecological balance that surrounds Iceland in our era of climate change. Her beautifully composed, quietly absorbing works will be shown in succession in the Humanities Center Gallery, the second installment in the new series of multi-media displays entitled Screenings.

Image at top: Joan Perlman, video still from Break, 2016, HD digital video, TRT 4:37, 16:9 format. Soundtrack composed by Laurie Siegel. © 2018 Joan Perlman


Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday: noon - 5:00pm

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