Deborah Perlman

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Medium: Mixed Media

Dimensions (In INs): 14.25 x 11

Country: United States of America

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Artist Bio

Deborah Perlman was born in Baltimore, MD, and is currently based in South Florida. A graduate of Boston University (BFA, sculpture) and Cranbrook Academy of Art (MFA, sculpture), she has exhibited her work regionally and nationally, won several awards, and has been featured in a number of art publications.

Her influences include 19th and 20th-century African sculpture; the Constructivism, Geometric Abstraction, and Cubism art movements; Giorgio de Chirico’s ‘illogical perspective’ works; Louise Nevelson’s bas relief works; Joseph Cornell’s shadow boxes; and Frank Stella’s metal reliefs, among others.

Perlman creates wall-mounted sculptures depicting spaces somewhere between real and imagined. She constructs each work using various materials, then adheres each element to the base, juxtaposing forms and shapes to highlight their points of contact and the shadows they cast.

Perlman invites the viewer to glimpse her interpreted world and discover where they find themselves.

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