Peri Schwartz uses her studio as her subject matter. In the studio, she creates stage sets using books, bottles, and the architecture of the space. She is constantly arranging, re- arranging, adding, and subtracting until the configuration is right. These set ups are simply a jumping off point for Schwartz. While her finished paintings resemble these complicated arrangements, they teeter on the edge of near abstraction.
The Artist’s Studio gives her the opportunity to exhibit all the mediums she has used throughout her life as an artist. Schwartz said, “This exhibit emphasizes how important it has been for me to work in different mediums. Printmaking and drawing are crucial to my development in oil painting.”