JAMES PREZ | PLAY BALL!
On view: January 10 - February 16, 2019
James Prez ’s Waiting Room exhibition “PLAY BALL!” features a selection of mixed media paintings and drawings composed on torn book covers. Prez’s imagery consists of silhouetted baseball players loosely captured in various states of play. Closely installed in a delightfully jaunty line up that carries the viewer around the space, these pieces coincide with Prez’s humble renderings of assorted plant life, each of which contains a hand-scrawled title or descriptor as though culled from an encyclopedic field guide.
James Prez was born & raised in Pennsylvania and received his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY. He has shown at the Center for Book Arts, DUMBO Arts Center and Printed Matter, Inc among other venues. Prez’s work can be found in major museums and artist’s book collections throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Internationale Bibliothèque in Paris, and the National Gallery of Canada. Drawing inspiration from the many places he has called home, Prez has lived in Denver, CO, San Diego, CA, Mexico, Jamaica, Tallahassee, FL, Santa Fe, NM & Port au Prince, Haiti. He currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY.