We recently added to the AP/RC 25 intaglio prints by Elvia Perrin from Austin, Texas. Perrin teaches part-time at Texas State University in San Marcos and is also one of the organizers of PrintAustin which will take place in early 2015.
Perrin’s contemplative works are, as she notes, “a convergence of order and reordering and the revealing and veiling of organized systems and personal habits.” Subdued and earthen colors, recouped and newly combined print matrices, and an unbound attitude toward prescribed “rules” of editioning, her prints seldom mimic each other. Instead, they tend to form relationships one to another, more like sisters and brothers and cousins than twins. Perrin finds solace in formalism, repetition, and reductive images; the work feeds on measured energy and restrained movement. She observes that, “I explore the banal of formalism, find order in the layering textures and traces of patterns with a quiet minimalist approach.”