Enoc Perez Installation Shot Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea
Enoc Perez Installation Shot Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea
Enoc Perez Installation Shot Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea
ENOC PEREZ "The United Nations, New York", 2006 Oil on canvas 86 by 106 in. 218.4 by 269.2 cm.
ENOC PEREZ "Seagram Building, New York", 2006 Oil on canvas 86 by 106 in. 218.4 by 269.2 cm. After photograph by Ezra Stoller
ENOC PEREZ "Seagram Building, New York", 2006 Oil on canvas 106 1/8 by 86 1/4 in. 269.6 by 219.1 cm After photograph by Ezra Stoller
ENOC PEREZ "Lever House, New York", 2006 Oil on canvas 106 1/8 by 86 1/4 in. 269.6 by 219.1 cm
ENOC PEREZ "Met Life Building, New York", 2006 Oil on canvas 106 by 86 in. 269.2 by 218.4 cm
ENOC PEREZ "TWA Terminal", 2006 Oil on canvas 86 by 116 in. 218.4 by 269.2 cm

Press Release

August 29, 2006 – Mitchell-Innes & Nash announces its first exhibition of works by Enoc Pérez. "Enoc Pérez: New York" will be on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea from October 19 - November 25, 2006. Pérez will exhibit several new paintings of Modernist architectural landmarks in New York City, including Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building, 1958; the Lever House by Skidmore, Owens and Merrill, 1952; and the United Nations headquarters by Le Corbusier, 1953. By focusing on the buildings’ formal components, Pérez captures both the starkness and the visionary optimism of the International Style, a style of architecture popular in the U.S. and Europe in the 1920s-50s. The paintings in the exhibition explore the ways that form can become a symbol of power, both institutional and aesthetic. Pérez works using a unique method in which he transfers paint onto canvas via an intermediary layer of paper. He builds the composition by hand in 10 or more individually-applied layers of oil paint, color by color. This process, similar to mechanical printing, preserves the lush textures and nuanced surfaces of painting without the use of a brush. Enoc Pérez was born in Puerto Rico in 1967. He received his M.F.A from Hunter College and his B.F.A. from Pratt, both in New York. He has exhibited widely in museums and galleries in the Americas and Europe since the 1990s, including solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, and Cologne. He will be the focus of a major solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami in 2007-2008. He has also been included in numerous group shows including “Dear Painter…” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, (which later traveled to Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt and Vienna Kunsthalle), 2002, and “The Undiscovered Country” at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, 2004. Pérez lives and works in New York. He is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Listing Information: Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea is located at 534 West 26th Street. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am to 6pm, T: (212) 744-7400, www.miandn.com An opening reception will be held at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Chelsea on Thursday, October 19, 2006, 6 to 8pm. Press Information: Stacy Bolton Communications T: 212.721.5350 E: Emily@StacyBolton.com On view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Uptown: Norbert Schwontkowski, September 21 to November 22, 2006