Sidney Perry: Master of the Studio Art Center

January 19, 2021 – March 20, 2021

 

Sidney Perry by Ted Deneger 1Artist Sidney Perry in 1973Sidney Perry by Ted Deneger 2

Image 1: Photo by Ted Degener. Image 2: Sidney at Gateway Center in 1973. Image 3: Photo by Ted Degener.

The Gateway Gallery is pleased to present the work of Sidney Perry in a virtual solo retrospective. This exhibition pays tribute to him and his incredible career as a working artist at Gateway.

As a child, Sidney Perry moved with his family to Massachusetts from Alabama, where he was born in 1943. He entered the Gateway Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 1973 to learn artisanry skills, like weaving and pottery making. Like many of the original Gateway members, Perry left to do something more traditional, and for nearly a decade did janitorial work in the community. In 1984 he returned to Gateway, now in Brookline, where he excelled in art and craft making. Perry became well known for weaving beautiful rag rugs and creating signature hand-built vessels using very thin coils of clay. In the 1990s, Gateway Arts joined the studio art center movement, giving artists with disabilities the opportunity to have their voices heard in the art world, as well as the world of art. He has been able to further explore making art, utilizing his intuitive color sensibilities, and exploring his own personal iconography. He has created a body of memorable work which has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

To download a press release for the exhibition, click here.

To view Sidney’s biography and portfolio, click here.

To watch a video of Sidney at work, click here.

To view all works by Sidney currently available in our online store, click here.

To see the exhibition featured in ‘Raw Vision Weekly’ February 19 2021 #204, click here.

 

 

Pink weaving by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Handwoven and embroidered. 16″ x 16″. 2018-2020. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled marker drawing by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Marker On Paper. 14″ X 17″. Circa 2000. $250

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Sewing thread on cotton. 13 1/2″ x 16 1/2″. 2018-2020. $400

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink On Hardboard. 18″ X 36″. Circa 2010. $400.

 

 

 

Untitled pencil and ink on paper by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Pencil, ink On Paper. 14″ X 17″. Circa 2015. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled found object by Sidney Perry, recto

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink, Marker On Found Object (tool Die Mold). 11″ x 6″ x 2″. 2018. $50 (recto)

 

 

 

Untitled found object by Sidney Perry, verso

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink, Marker On Found Object (tool Die Mold). 11″ x 6″ x 2″. 2018. $50 (verso)

 

 

 

Untitled drawing on canvas by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Paint On Cotton. 17″ X 17″. 2018-2020. $250

 

 

 

Untitled red marker painting by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink, Marker On Paper. 14″ X 17″. Circa 2000. $200

 

 

 

Untitled marker on paper by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Marker On Paper. 9″ x 12″. Circa 2010. $100

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Marker On Paper. 9″ X 12″. Circa 2015. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry
Sidney Perry. Untitled (multi). Watercolor on rag paper. 11″ x 15″. 1995. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled (multi green) by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled (multi Green). Watercolor On Rag Paper. 11″ X 15″. 1996. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled (blue and green) by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled (blue And Green). Watercolor On Rag Paper. 11″ X 15″. 1997. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled marker drawing by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Marker On Bristol Paper. 14″ x 17″. Circa 2005. $250

 

 

 

Artist's book by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Artist’s book. Pencil on paper. 14″ x 11″ x 1″. 2017-2020. $800

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Sewing Thread On Cotton. 13″ X 13″. 2018-2020. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled paint marker on canvas by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Paint marker on canvas. 11″ x 14″. 2020. $200

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Wood construction. 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 1/2″. SOLD

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Wood construction. 7″ x 14 1/2″ x 2 1/4″. $300

 

 

 

Untitled (orange) by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Marker On Paper. 14″ X 17″. 2009. $150

 

 

 

Untitled by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink On Rag Paper. 11″ x 15″. Circa 2015. $200

 

 

 

Self Portrait by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Self Portrait. Acrylic, ink on canvas. 16″ x 12″. 2019. SOLD

 

 

Untitled ink and marker on bristol by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink, marker on Bristol paper. 14″ x 17″. Circa 2005. $250

 

 

 

Untitled large drawing by Sidney Perry

Sidney Perry. Untitled. Ink, Marker On Rag Paper. 22″ X 30″. 2015. SOLD

 

 

 

 

Sidney Perry in the studioSidney Perry in the weaving studioSidney Perry working on a drawing on clay board in 2014.

 Image 1: Sidney in 2018. Image 2: Sidney in 2019. Image 3: Sidney in 2014.