Alina Perez & Arel Lisette

Living Proof
September 1 - September 30

Artists’ Statement:

Our lives are marked by periods of oscillating between health and illness, between presence or estrangement from the body. The charcoal and pastel drawings withinLiving Proof put forward that it is through the very pain of experiencing distance fromone’s body wherein lies the potential for resurrection: that to turn inwards and consume oneself allows for the possibility of reemergence.


Arel Lisette (b. Riverside, California) received her BFA in Fine Art from the CorcoranSchool of the Arts and Design. She has attended artist residencies at the VermontStudio Center and the Alex Brown Foundation, and is a graduate of the ProfessionalPrinter Training Program at the Tamarind Institute of Lithography. Her work has beenexhibited in the New Prints Program at the International Print Center of New York, DeliGallery, New York and Swivel Gallery, New York, and is included in the permanentcollections of the City of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico.

Alina Perez (b. Miami, Florida) received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode IslandSchool of Design and her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Yale School of Art.She was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2017, andhas attended residencies at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, the OxBowSchool of Art in Michigan, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibitedat the Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia; Atlanta Contemporary, Georgia; Arcadia Missa,London; Rachel Uffner, New York; Company Gallery, New York; M+B, Los Angeles; andDeli Gallery, New York.