Doreen Perrine:
Korai: An Homage

March 9 - 31, 2002
First Floor Small Gallery
Artist's Reception: Saturday, March 9, 4 - 6 PM

Kore I

Kore I

Kore V

Kore V

"Having heard the death of a well-known woman described as having lost her battle with breast cancer, I created this series of mixed media paintings to represent that battle as something not lost but, rather, heroic and life-affirming when fought at all. Each figure is accompanied by a tribute relative to the heroism of the struggle with this disease by participants who have lost a relative or friend. Where these works are meant to capture the unique spirit of these women as expressed to me in tributes, photographs, and oral descriptions, I used the dynamic of textured material and paint to convey a sense of transformation beyond suffering. Through this participatory aspect, the project becomes a co-collaborative creation of public commemoration. As participant, Marie Gordon stated, "Korai : An Homage has given me a chance to share my sister's beauty with the world and at the same time to honor her memory in a way I would never have believed I could!"

Doreen Perrine has been exhibiting her paintings and mixed media art for sixteen years on a national and international level including recent exhibition in Durham, England. Perrine has initiated or participated in numerous public art projects including co-collaboration in multi-arts project, Passages through the New York Public Library nd Prospect Park: An Album of Memories displayed in Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza Arch. Ms. Perrine's recent involvements include representation in Salon 2002 members' exhibition at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center and through presentation in Hodgepodge, a multimedia event at the Queens Museum of Art. Perrine has been awarded funding for her art work through The New York State Council on the Arts, The Department of Cultural Affairs, Puffin Foundation, and the Park Slope Civic Council, among others. Her exhibitions and public projects have been mentioned in such sources as The New York Times, The Daily News, and the Brooklyn Arts Council newsletters. Perrine's art work has been printed in various publications and collected by professional artists and college faculty as well as Snug Harbor Cultural Center’s Botanical Gardens on Staten Island. The artist is affiliated with the Woodstock Artist's Association, The Art Group in Manhattan, and is a member/consultant for Belsky Art Society in Brooklyn.

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