See Emilio Perez’s Gorgeous, Nightmarish Paintings


The nightmarish abstract paintings that make up Emilio Perez's "Breakfast by the Light of the Moon" are so textured and tactile — they're actually multiple sheets of painted latex and acrylic that have been layered over wood, then cut away to expose the various colors beneath — that your natural impulse is to touch them. But they're also a treat for the eyes, resembling everything from apocalyptic storms to densely packed flocks of magical birds to rivers running through hell. They're on view through March 13 at Galerie Lelong.