Rachel Perry

b. 1962; lives and works in Boston, Massachussetts

Boston based artist Rachel Perry works across disciplines, exploring ideas of language, mass media, consumption and individuality in photography, drawing, video, and printmaking. She immediately set to work creating prints that expand on her ongoing series of Chiral Drawings. Chirality is a non-superimposable, or inexact mirror image, like human hands are similar but distinct. Perry demonstrates this concept by making intricate line drawings using her left and right hand, experimenting on both lithographic stones and plates placed side by side. Her studio practice tends to draw upon materials that are readily at hand, utilizing the stuff of everyday life as the basis for her work. At Tamarind, she pulled together every tool, brush, sponge, and writing instrument she could make a mark with, defining the parameters and the possibilities of her mark making within the workshop itself.