Juan L. Gomez-Perales
555 Hamilton St
“How do you do” *“I'm sorry I'd introduce you but I, I can’t remember your name” * “So, what have you been up to” “Oh, nothing much, how about you”
Although these may sound like the familiar phrases heard at parties, receptions, art gallery openings, and on the street, they are also the titles of Gomez-Perales’ most recent sculptures. In this exhibition, the artist invites the viewer to participate and, as the titles suggest, become conscious of some of the everyday phrases we speak. Gomez-Perales is best-known for his sculptures that involve the physical interaction of the art audience. The body of work in this exhibition still offers this component, yet even if the viewer does not choose to step up on the platform, they may discover that they are still implicated by both the familiarity of the situation and the structure of the piece.