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New York, NY
Puebla 114, Roma Nt.
Ciudad de México
Deli Gallery presents a solo show of new works by Alina Perez. Building up lush layers of charcoal and pastel on paper, Perez uses drawing as a tool of identity and remembrance. Her intimate figurative tableaux emerge from her own past experiences and traumas, as well as weaving more speculative narratives. “What if you could draw a memory that you wish you had?,” she asks. The presentation at Independent follows Perez’s dual exhibition with Arel Lisette at the gallery’s New York location, Not Dark Yet (February 24-March 25, 2023), an exploration of memory and the “personal hauntings” that reverberate in the present.
About the Gallery
Deli Gallery is an independently operated gallery presenting upcoming and emerging artists in New York City. Deli is a community-oriented exhibition space seeking to support an artist regardless of their market value, academic background, exhibition history, race, sex, color or orientation.
Alina Perez, It Never Heals, 2021, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 102 ½ x 86 1 /4 inches (260.35 x 219.09 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and the Deli Gallery New York, Mexico City.
Alina Perez, Keep Still, 2021, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 72x 86 inches (182.88 x 218.44 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and the Deli Gallery New York, Mexico City
Alina Perez, That’s More Than Enough, 2021, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 102 x 72 1/2 inches (259.08 x 184.15 cm.). Courtesy of the artist and the Deli Gallery New York, Mexico City