James Perrin is a multi-process painter who combines several modes of painting, including abstraction, realism, and expressionism to create visually complex, densely textured paintings. Perrin incorporates a vast array of imagery into his work, including CT scans, segments of classical art, studies of retail spaces, and photographs from his own personal life. It is a practice that enshrines the history of painting while also summoning its future, a medium he piously affirms is a primordial form of visual communication uniquely capable of articulating what it feels like to be human.
This ART 158 lecture series event took place November 28, 2018, in the University of Utah Art & Art History Building, Salt Lake City, UT. Made possible through the generous support of the Carmen Morton Christensen Endowment, the Department of Art & Art History, and the College of Fine Arts.