Visiting Artist: Enoc Perez
In conversation with Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art
Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m.
Enoc Perez’s lushly figured paintings of modernist buildings at once exploit and question the seductions of architecture as well as painting itself. The NOW at the Corcoran exhibition Enoc Perez: Utopia (on view at the Corcoran November 10, 2012–February 10, 2013) presents two new bodies of work, one focusing on the Marina Towers in Chicago and the other a painting, commissioned by the Corcoran, of the Watergate in Washington, D.C. These architectural portraits evoke modernism’s futurist aspirations as well as the sadness of an always-impossible ideal. This is the first time the Marina Towers series (2011–12) will be exhibited at the Corcoran, and Perez will install the painting of the Watergate in the Corcoran’s Rotunda.
Online registration for this program is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door of the auditorium at 6:30 p.m., half an hour before the lecture begins.