Press Release for John Peralta's "Mechanations"

Dallas, TX—CINQ Gallery is pleased to present a solo show for sculptor John Peralta, titled “Mechanations.” This show will run from June 25, 2016 through July 30, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, June 25th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. The solo show will also feature a small sampling of other gallery artists. Peralta will be in attendance.

Peralta’s fascinations with machine deconstruction began with international travel. He says,
“I’ve always had a keen interest in engineering and mechanics. In 2005, while living in Hong Kong, I came across an exploded diagram of a bicycle on the back of a magazine. I was inspired by the artistic quality of the image, and imagined a three-dimensional version using real objects. The result is what I call Mechanations. Using iconic pieces, I set out to uncover the hidden beauty and craftsmanship of common mechanical objects.”

The dissection of these complex items transforms them into object studies, with exposed secrets and vulnerabilities. Peralta seeks out complex pieces that fascinate him, and meticulously examines them before deciding to explore their expansion. The end results are carefully strung machines that expose every angle and surface, resulting in sculptures that dazzle from any angle.

CINQ Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and by appointment. For additional information, please contact the gallery at 214-716-7646 or at CINQ Gallery is located at 905 Dragon Street, in the lively Dallas Design District.