Los Angeles, CA – Bullseye Projects presents work by Matthew Day Perez and Judy Tuwaletstiwa at the 2018 edition of The LA Art Show. Now entering its third decade, the show runs January 10 through January 14, 2018.
While participating in the Judson Studios Glass Artist Residency Program, Matthew Day Perez embarked on a series of ambitious wall-mounted sculptures that take advantage of the transparency and mutability of glass. By melting sheet glass over broken slabs of refractory material, Perez creates work that is geological in texture. This rough-hewn texture is emphasized through a mirroring process and contrasts against the smooth, polished surfaces of the glass. Originally from Riverside, California, Perez completed his undergraduate work at Illinois State University before receiving an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Shortly after, Perez became a Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. Perez lives in Brooklyn, New York where he runs his own studio and is the material specialist at Dustin Yellin Studio.
In 2012, Santa Fe-based painter Judy Tuwaletstiwa began a residency at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center in Santa Fe. This was the genesis of a years-long journey, mixing fine glass powders to create subtle color variations. These colors, lightly tack-fused into amorphous wafers, have become both paint and brushstroke in Tuwaletstiwa’s large abstract compositions. This unconventional approach to glass is a synthesis of the concepts Tuwaletstiwa has explored as a fiber artist, paper maker, painter, and writer. Tuwaletstiwa was born in Los Angeles and received her BA in English Literature from UC Berkeley, and a MAT in English Literature from Harvard University. She currently lives and works in Galisteo, New Mexico.