Devora Perez is originally from Nicaragua, and now lives and works in Miami. She received her bachelor’s degree from New World School of the Arts, and is currently an MFA candidate at Florida International University. Perez is interested in the domestic setting and its influence on gender, race and class in society. In her work she challenges domesticity through the use of everyday materials such as caulk, cement, plastic and wood, and uses them in unconventional ways. Through formal and minimal design, Perez emphasizes color, texture and even the industrial material itself. While some pieces may seem fragile and light, others are heavy and dense both visually and physically. These discrepancies in weight between the works and the use of shadows are meant to construct divisions and separate spaces. Her work Man-Made Environment (here, there, everywhere) challenges issues of gentrification in Miami.
January 2, 2019