JAMIE PERRY, painting
FEB 7 - 28, 2020

January 24 - February 28, 2020

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CODA GALLERY PRESENTS
JAMIE PERRY:  NEW PAINTINGS

FEBRUARY 7 – 28, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: FEB 7, 5-8 PM


PALM DESERT, CA — CODA Gallery presents a new exhibition of paintings by Jamie Perry, running Feb. 7-28. An opening reception, attended by the artist, will be held 5-8 p.m. on Feb. 7 in conjunction with El Paseo Art Walk/Palm Desert First Weekend.

If you sense a bit of Edward Hopper in Jamie’s figurative paintings or a bit of Maynard Dixon in one of his landscapes, you’ve identified two of his inspirations in terms of style. In terms of subject matter, the native Southern Californian finds daily motivation from “being observational.” “I like to take an otherwise common scene or image and create a painting that can have humorous undertones or be thought-provoking,” he says.

Though he grew up in Claremont, Midwest settings (e.g., a lone farmhouse on flat land) appeal to his minimalist aesthetic. At the same time, he attributes his love for symbols of the American dream and lifestyle to “growing up in Southern California where there’s so much opportunity.”

Jamie further explains why people in his paintings are “faceless,” where the viewer stands behind or above the subject, and why the men typically wear suits and hats and sometimes hold an open umbrella. “I want to leave it up to the viewer to interpret who the person is. It adds an air of mystery,” he says. “And I like ’40s and ’50s attire, so a lot of my paintings have a retro theme, even though they might show a modern setting.” Another recurrent element in his work is his French bulldog, Ace.

CODA Gallery opened on El Paseo in 1987 and offers a thoughtfully-curated collection of work by emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Located at 73400 El Paseo in Palm Desert, the gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10-6; and Sunday, 11-5.


For more information, call 760-346-4661 and/or visit www.codagallery.com. For more information on El Paseo Art Walk, visit www.discoverpalmdesert.com/el-paseo-artwalk. For more information on Palm Desert First Weekend, visit www.discoverpalmdesert.com/first-weekend.

 

 

American Flyer American Flyer
48 x 48 inches
 
Diverging _2 Diverging #2
36 x 36 inches
SOLD
 
Maple Glaze Maple Glaze
36 x 36 inches
 
Lost in Thought Lost in Thought
48 x 72 inches
SOLD
 
Heading East Heading East
40 x 30 inches
SOLD
 
Under Scrutiny
48 x 48 inches
SOLD
 
Monday Blues
24 x 24 inches
 
The Quiet Place
18 x 54 inches
 
Modernist Modernist
36 x 36 inches
 
Cloud Gazing
24 x 24 inches
SOLD
 
Face Off Face Off
24 x 24 inches
SOLD
 
Tempted Tempted
24 x 24 inches
SOLD
 
Retrospective Retrospective
36 x 36 inches
 
Painting a Brighter Future III Painting a Brighter Future III
36 x 36 inches
SOLD
 
Screen Shot Screen Shot
24 x 24 inches
 
Front Page News #2
20 x 20 inches
 
Over the Edge Over the Edge
20 x 20 inches
 
Trudging Over Trudging Over
24 x 24 inches
 
The One and Only The One and Only
24 x 24 inches