Currently on view at Beinart Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, until April 23rd, David Lee Pereira’s latest exhibition, “Liminal Spaces,” explores the transitional space between the past and the future. This thought-provoking collection encourages viewers to ponder the potential for growth within a single frozen moment in time.
Pereira’s work in “Liminal Spaces” pays tribute to the artistic legacies of Dali, Bosch, and Australian landscapes. The artist found solace outside the metropolis after experiencing queer discrimination and othering, reconnecting with indigenous Australian landscapes. The exhibition unites its pieces through the themes of air and salt, which symbolize the slow passage of time and the absence of direction, as well as the preservation and enhancement of experiences, tempered by corrosive properties that reflect the artist’s angst and discomfort during this period of stillness.
As a visual artist, David Lee Pereira’s projects encompass paintings, illustrations, large-scale murals, and public installations. He explores identity, gender, and sexuality in his work, often focusing on interpersonal relationships and dysphoria, while drawing inspiration from the works of Munch, O’Keefe, and Dali.