Perrino’s “Vignette Vernacular” on display at Boston’s HallSpace
A series of paintings by Gerry Perrino, associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History, are on display at Boston’s HallSpace gallery through Jan. 23, 2016. In “Vignette Vernacular,” he focuses on how symbolism can be generated in still life painting.
“I am not concerned with a traditional, prescribed symbolism that can be derived from ancient sources,” Perrino wrote in the exhibit catalog. “Rather, I aim to highlight the relationship between an object’s perceived symbolism and its milieu.”
A member of the Salve Regina faculty since 1999, Perrino holds a B.A. in art (printmaking) from Rhode Island College and an M.F.A. in studio arts (painting) from Syracuse University.
“Perrino’s paintings and prints locate us in familiar yet surreal interior landscapes,” Boston-based educator and curator Shana Dumont Garr wrote in the exhibit catalog. “They offer a point of view that we rarely allow ourselves.”
Perrino has been affiliated with HallSpace for more than 15 years and has exhibited there on numerous occasions. Beyond many group exhibits, this is his third solo exhibit at the gallery. Opened in 1996, HallSpace moved to the Dorchester neighborhood in 2008.
Located at 950 Dorchester Ave. in Boston, HallSpace is open from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and by appointment Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (617) 288-2255 or visit hallspace.org.