In 2010, Rusty Hill, one of the original pionners of Dragon Street, transformed a small piece of his acclaimed photography studio into a well-received "microgallery'. Gallery@1300 features innovative work by painters, sculptures, fine art photographers, and artists in the commercial art and advertising industry. Gallery@1300 is conveniently located at Rusty Hill Photography Studio in the Dallas Design District.
Open by appointment weekdays, from 5 to 9 pm during
Dragon Street Art Walks.
1300 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Rusty Hill’s Gallery@1300 presents the very talented Gary Perrone. His collection of portraits and abstracts show a real play of innovation in style and in content. Really, Perrone is harking back to a period when artists were more spiritually connected, but Gary brings these thoughts up to date through the eyes of modern science. Perrone describes the work as depicting the chemical reactions we see expressed as thoughts. Unlike most of us, that take this energy for granted, Perrone records the energy of physical nature on canvas in his paintings.
Perrone’s observation of these energies are best expressed in his painting that by using small blocks of paint. You can almost feel the universe organized itself right there on canvas. Perrone’s paintings are abstract and figurative. Both subjects give off a feeling of lightness, joy, and hope mixed with a sometime harsh reality.
As a 1983 BFA graduate of the Hardford Art School, Gary Perrone began a career as a graphic designer in New York City in 1984. He has continued his design career here in Dallas, but Texas has further inspired him to branch out into paintings on canvas, watercolors sculptures, and even cookies. Gary is also the founder of ArtCookies LLC, an endeavor that combines his love for cooking with his passion for art.
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