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Enoc Perez Comerica Tower Dallas, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

ENOC PEREZ

Liberty & Restraint

14 JANUARY - 3 JUNE 2018

In an examination of modernist architecture and contemporary art, Enoc Perez has created a new body of work that engages Philip Johnson’s legacy in Texas.

 

Johnson, whose life and work are not without criticism, is one of the foremost American architects of the 20th century. With an illustrious career that includes the inaugural curatorship at the Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Architecture and Design, Johnson is known for his oversized personality as much as his structures that survive him.

 

Perez has in recent years focused his architectural work on the late Johnson, most notably with his series of paintings depicting Johnson’s Lipstick Building, which were exhibited inside the architect’s Glass House in 2015. Here, Perez expands upon this project by highlighting Johnson’s extensive work in Texas, which includes the depiction of and installation at 8 locations in Dallas and Fort Worth: the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (Fort Worth; 1961), The Beck House (Dallas; 1964), John F. Kennedy Memorial (Dallas; 1970), Fort Worth Water Gardens (1974), Thanks-Giving Square (Dallas; 1976), The Crescent (Dallas; 1985), Comerica Bank Tower (Dallas; 1987) and Cathedral of Hope (Dallas; 2010).

 

Adopting an incremental paint layering technique that mimics Warholian printmaking, Perez strips these landmarks of their functionality, presenting them as art objects through repetition as if to suggest the accumulated passings of a daily commute.

 

Accompanied by public installations at the Johnson locations, Liberty & Restraint invites the viewer to examine their relationship to the urban landscape by challenging the boundary between interior and exterior, and between architecture and art.

 

Born in San Juan in 1967, Perez relocated to New York City in 1986 to study painting at the Pratt Institute. In addition to his primary focus on architecture, he has explored such diverse subject matters as portraits, nudes, and still lifes. Perez's work can be found in museum collections such as: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The British Museum, London; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

 

Curated by Peter Doroshenko, Executive Director, and Abby Lockett, Curatorial Assistant

 

Major Sponsor:

NANCY C. + RICHARD R. ROGERS

 

Education Sponsor:

 

 

Supported by:

 

NEW YORK

 

MIL BODRON   DALLAS ART FAIR   CLAIRE DEWAR

SUSAN GOODMAN + RODNEY LUBEZNIK   TAMMY COTTON HARTNETT

RODGER KOBES   STAVROS NIARCHOS   HARRIS POLAKOFF   TONY SHAFRAZI

 

Media Sponsor:

 

 

Dallas Contemporary is supported by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs

Enoc Perez JFK Memorial, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

LOCATIONS

 

Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth 76107

 

HOURS

10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Thursday 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM

Sunday 12.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Closed Monday

 

The Beck House

Private home

 

HOURS

27 January 2018 from 6.00 PM – 8.00 PM

2 June 2018 from 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM

 

Fort Worth Water Gardens

1502 Commerce St, Fort Worth 76102

 

HOURS

7.00 AM – 10.00 PM

 

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial

646 Main St, Dallas 75202

 

HOURS

24/7

 

Thanks-Giving Square

1627 Pacific Ave, Dallas 75201

 

HOURS

Chapel:

11.00 AM – 3.00 PM

Monday 1.00 PM – 3.00 PM

Closed Tuesdays

 

Hall:

11.00 AM – 3.00 PM

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays

 

The Crescent

200 Crescent Ct, Dallas 75201

 

HOURS

10.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Saturday 11.00 AM – 5.00 PM

Closed Sunday

 

Comerica Bank Tower

1717 Main St, Dallas 75201

 

HOURS

8.30 AM – 5.00 PM

Closed Saturdays + Sundays

 

Interfaith Peace Chapel

5910 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas 75235

 

HOURS

Sunday Worship at 9.00 AM + 11.00 AM

+ by appointment

Enoc Perez Crescent, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

EVENTS

13 JANUARY 2018 from 7.00 - 10.00 PM

Members Only Opening Celebration at Dallas Contemporary

14 JANUARY 2018 @ 1.00 PM

Chit Chat with Enoc Perez at Dallas Contemporary

1 FEBRUARY 2018 @ 6.00 PM

24 FEBRUARY 2018 @ 12.00 PM

6 MARCH 2018 @ 6.00 PM

161 Glass Street Dallas Texas 75207 USA +214 821 2522