Mia Pearlman: My work is meditation on chance, control and the ephemeral nature of reality. The forms in my work exist on the brink of being and not being, free from physical constraint. Imaginary landscapes are shown frozen in mid-evolution, on the brink between contracting or expanding, solidifying or breaking apart. My goal is to find the picture beyond the big picture, the space between the nucleus and the electron, the moment between creation and destruction. I draw by subtraction, in the form of cut paper, sanded paper, and the use of negative space. I consider myself a sculptor who draws, and the concerns of sculpture are of paramount importance to me: three-dimensional space, depth, movement, volume, weight, etc. Recently I found a way to fuse these interests in the form of sculptural cut paper installations. I’m very excited the way negating space creates space in these pieces.