Chroma in Situ (Wall-hung Series)
Devora Perez’s Chroma in Situ (Wall-hung Series) is a site-specific body of work that probes how we experience color, form, light and space in real time. Comprised of twelve high chroma wall-hung panels created with wood and colored acrylic sheets, this series focuses on the dialogue between constructing, painting, and painting with colored acrylic sheets. The rectangular colored panels are arranged vertically and horizontally in a repetitive pattern to highlight the structural aspects of the space and to engage passersby along the sidewalk and storefront window. The colors of the first installation on 23rd street are inspired by the historic tropical Art Deco architectural style of the 1920s and 1930s that is prevalent on Miami Beach. The colors on the second window on Collins Avenue are bold fluorescent hues that are reminiscent of the neon lights on Ocean Drive, adding a saturated glow to the buildings and streets at night. “Chroma” refers to the quality of a color’s purity, saturated hues that are vibrant because they are not diluted or muted; “chroma” is a fitting term as part of the title because it is a perfect reflection of Miami Beach’s diversity and unique energy.
About Devora Perez
Devora Perez’s exploration of abstraction, materiality and perception allows a blurring of dimensions to occur as her work operates in the spaces between painting, sculpture and installation. Although minimal and subtle in form, her three-dimensional and two-dimensional works disrupt the ideas of structure, utility and definition. She creates works that serve as a form of resistance, pushing beyond any singular limitation, with interactions between space, material and light, adding layers of meaning. Follow the artist on social media @devoraperezart.
Born and based in Miami, Perez earned her BFA from New World School of the Arts in 2016, and her MFA from Florida International University in 2020. Perez participated in a one-year residency program with Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) in 2018. In the same year she traveled to Belize as an artist ambassador, as part of DVCAI’s International Cultural Exchange program funded by Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs. She was awarded the Betty Laird Perry Award from the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in 2020. Her work has been featured in multiple group exhibitions, most notably: Urgent, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami FL (2016), Inter|Sectionality: Diaspora Art from the Creole City, Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C (2019), A.I.M Biennial, Miami, FL (2020), It Feels Too Familiar 2021 Redux, Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL (2021), Color + Light + Space, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL (2021) and At the Edge, Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL (2022).