Anton Perich’s “Painting in the Machine” at Gallery 151

Gallery 151 is proud to present “Painting in the Machine”, a solo exhibition by Anton Perich – displaying twelve large new canvases from this decade. In the recent paintings by Perich, additional element has convened through electricity and gravity – a drip.


Since the late 1970’s, the “machine paintings” are trademarked by their horizontal mechanized strokes, resembling a distorted analog screen. Perich sought out the high resolution effect in his work, as some sort of an enigmatic desire.


This is not the first time a drip reinvented the painting. The familiar examples of drip pioneers Norman Bluhm and Jackson Pollock come to mind. Yet, in this modernized example, the drip is the excess data dissolving and dripping off the canvas. Vanishing into the abyss. Perich candidly explores this age-of-information parable by leaving the canvas at a furious pace. The so-called flat screen promises of millions of colors, down the drain, so to speak. Meanwhile, the artist restrains his machine to produce only twelve colors. Less [information] is more.

Start Date

June 16, 2016

End Date

July 28, 2016


11:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Gallery 151, 132 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

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