Perry House at Gray Matters

Dallas, Texas, October 29 - December 11, 1993
Tom Moody, Guest Curator and Essayist

"Perry House's Awkward Sublime" [PDF] (gallery-published essay)
Exhibition checklist [PDF]
Review by Janet Tyson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram [PDF]

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Drawings, 1993, acrylic on paper, each 30 x 22 inches
see checklist for titles


The Mirror, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches


The Table, The House (Red), 1993
acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches


Installation view


The Fountain, The Dead Tree, The X-House, 1993
acrylic on canvas, 37 x 108 inches


The Screen, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


The Stairs, 1992, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches


Installation view


Installation view


No Title (Taylor), 1988
acrylic and enamel on canvas, 21 x 18 inches


The Rudderless Ship, 1991, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches


Installation view

These are scans (from slides) of artworks as they appeared in the show, with gallery lighting. They are not meant to be official artist's slides of these paintings. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram review includes a photo of a painting, The Bridge. Despite what the caption says, that piece was not in the show. Many thanks to David Szafranski of Gray Matters for all his work on this exhibition. And may Perry House, who died in July of 2020, rest in peace. He was a great painter, whose reputation deserves to grow.

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