Artist Lynnz Perry

If you could sum up Lynnz Perry’s art in one word, you’d have to call it bold. Thick black lines and striking colors seem to make Perry’s choices of subjects—birds, skulls, dinosaurs and an assortment of fantastical characters—come to life. Her first solo exhibit, Transcend the Void, is currently on view at The University Union Gallery at Sacramento State (6000 J St.). The work in this exhibit, according to the artist’s statement, stems from her fascination with lines. “A line can be rigid but also have the fluidity of life,” Perry, a self-taught artist, writes. “I have fallen in love with many a work simply for a single brush stroke, for a miniscule pencil mark, for an overlooked substrate of one’s consciousness taking shape.” Transcend the Void will be on view until Nov. 16. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., with added late hours from 5–8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. You can check out Perry’s work online at either or on Instagram (@tofuthiefzzz), but do yourself a favor and head down to the University Union to see it in person while you can.

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 10 of issue #252 (Nov. 6 – 20, 2017)**