After three years, Pat Perry has finished a series that represents another major shift for the painter. With the upcoming exhibition “National Lilypond Songs” at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Michigan, he shows this new body of work that offers both reflective and piercing moments against quiet landscapes. Perry was featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 35, in a feature that talks about the artist’s journalist-like approach to his work.
“His new series, ’National Lilypond Songs,’ explores the possibility that to find each other in an ocean of sensationalism,” a new statement says. “It’s never been more pivotal to not lose focus on the absurdly quiet details and ordinary human struggles that make up the landscapes of our lives.”
The exhibition kicks off on Sept. 14. See more of Perry’s work, including sketches for the new series and murals from this year, with one painted with Syrian refugees in Iraq through AptArts and UNHCR.