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Exhibition: Becoming Paint

Making art is seen by donna e perkins as a personal act of defiance. It is perkins’ rejection of the culture in which the practical and the religious formed restrictive rules, and beauty was suspect. While she would like to make a strong social statement that would make the world a better place, she's not sure how to do this. She finds something vaguely political about going one's own way in the pursuit of the secular pleasures of paint.

The abstract painter has spent much of the last two years secluded in her studio, hiding out from reality, playing with paint; exploring the properties of both acrylic and oil paint. In the spirit of exploration, donna e perkins has been experimenting with various viscosities and transparencies by dripping and pouring layers and layers of acrylic paint. While perkins does manipulate the paint, there is always a degree of chance to these paintings. She remains open to the results as she continues to add layers of paint until satisfied with the composition.

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