Peri Schwartz @ Perimeter Gallery

Peri Schwartz, Studio XXX, oil on canvas, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and Perim
Peri Schwartz, Studio XXX, oil on canvas, 2013 (courtesy of the artist and Perimeter Gallery)

Chris Miller reviews an exhibition of paintings by Peri Schwartz at Perimeter Gallery, Chicago, on view through February 28, 2014.

Miller writes: "Schwartz’s rectangular containers are tightly ordered, but still there’s a restless quality suggesting that she’s never quite satisfied with them. What really excites Schwartz is the studio—a large, high-ceilinged workspace. Daylight pours in from the window, and it’s humming with activity... It’s these views of the studio executed in either oil or charcoal that are the highlights of this show. She joyfully measures space, tone and color in dynamic, large flat patterns, much as Richard Diebenkorn once did. The space may feel wide open, but it also converges toward the center."