Curator's Choice Artist Interview
Art Fluent (Click Here to Read Article)
"Meet Deborah Perlman, a mixed media artist from Florida whose use of shadows is a masterclass in the art of sculpture. Her pieces are a breathtaking mix of color, texture, and depth, transporting the viewer into exciting new dimensions. Her art leaps off the wall, where the shadows become an integral part of the piece, telling their own story and adding an extra layer of intrigue to the already mesmerizing experience."
Visionary Art Collective (Click Here to Read Article)
Art Seen Magazine (Click Here to Read Article)
Artsy Shark (Click Here to Read Article)
Art Gallery 118 (Click Here to Read Article)
Finalist, b.j. spoke gallery, New York, “Expo 42” 2023
Juror Kiko Aebi, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Modern Art, NY
“The bold shapes and colors and interplay between form and color immediately drew me into these works. These are spaces you can step into. The use of shadows to create a sense of physical architectural space is really interesting.”
Elements Exhibit, Art-Fluent, 2022
Amy Matteson Neill, Creative Director
"Secret Woods is just extraordinary! Love the medium, the colors, the precision, depth, and the allure.
We are thrilled that it is part of ELEMENTS."
Artists to Follow in 2021, National Exhibit
Michael Rose Fine Arts
"I thought this work was both unusual in form and wonderfully precise in execution. This work combines photography and sculptural paper resulting in an artwork that melds architecture and nature into one cohesive scene. It examines form and contrast in intriguing ways."
Mixed Media Award, 110th Annual Exhibition
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
"Fluid composition and color. This work evokes the startling energy and experimentation of constructivist compositions of the early 20th century in its daring investigation of color and the physical properties of the material."
Solo Exhibit, Emerald Award - Banyan Vue Collection
"This entrancing portfolio is an invitation to explore and celebrate the wonders of an incredible tree which pushes the envelope of acceptable behaviour. Its crowded trunks and branches interlace shamelessly and gracefully as they compete for the sun's attention. The geometric precision of the straight and clean, white borders that break and play with the trees around the edges contrasts and accentuates the tangled and curving trunks as they perform their expressive, acrobatic stunts. This creative tactic escalates the visual adventure and elevates this stunning artwork to something worth beholding."
Artist Table Online Gallery, “Art in the Time of Corona”
"This piece is so aptly titled as it is indeed somewhere between abstraction and being a pretty representational landscape. I am drawn to the similarity we see here to Deborah's Mangrove pieces. She has also taken the assemblage nature of that work and given it real dimension while at the same time flattened out the individual shapes."
Banyan Study 300
"Like huge articulated fleshy nearly human limbs reach and stretch across this composition. Deborah. Perlman puts us, the viewers right in the tree. We don't know how high because there is no ground reference, yet we see the sky and the sunlight as it is filtered through the canopy of leaves. We feel as though we are probably being kept safe by these huge tree beings. Although the world we are given to observe seems much more pleasant than presenting any kind of threat."
Banyan Branch 200
"I would love to see this artwork in person. The depth and layers that this special technique of overlays give us, the viewers, that urge to climb the tree. The tree is alive with the shape, strength and sensuality."
Best in Show
Broward Art Guild
Banyan Space 300
"The subtle and muted colors ranging from grays to green and blues, within this special mixed media art invite the viewer to look again and again. What especially struck me about this particular piece was the unique placement of items branching over each other and the attention to detail. The work as a whole – the art, the matting and framing – really is effective. A successful work!"
Maryland Federation for the Arts, "Elemental"
Greynolds Park 200
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"Greynolds Park 200 pushes the material and tactile range of painting while serving as a metaphor for the chaos that is nature. In essence, (it) conveys what is elemental in the world, and in us."