Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Exhibiting The Dawn

My painting The Dawn Has A Lot To Offer will be on show as part of the Islington Arts Factory Summer Salon.

“The Summer Salon embodies Islington Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate, and providing a launch pad for local and emerging talent,” says Eleanor Pearce, IAF’s Art Director. “The idea for the show grew from French salons where people would meet to discuss the arts and exchange ideas. During the Salon we will be promoting formal and informal discussions about contemporary art themes”. 

Exhibition: 10th June – 1st July 2016

Private View: 10th June 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Islington Artst Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF
www.islingtonartsfactory.org

The Dawn Has A Lot To Offer
98 x 98 cm (framed) oil on board 
Detail below.
 

About this painting:  I photographed the dawn on my phone over a six month period. There is always time for a photograph, no matter how late I'm running. The photos were taken between shampoo and eyeliner, creaking wardrobe door and flurry of garments.

The dawn began to infiltrate my dreams until I was wholly imbued with the spirit of night turning to day. This feeling is the raw material for my painting.

This is one of the photographs I took of the dawn whilst I was making the painting. I have never seen the sun do that before, or since ...





Thursday, 24 March 2016

Fathoms


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Fathoms from Gaynor Perry on Vimeo.



written, performed & produced © Gaynor Perry

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In the water I belong, untraceable
Forgotten fawn pegged out on the washing line
I need to take it down
Injury circled around, never quite getting to the bottom of it
You tried to find me in your time machine
I couldn't meet your eye

Exposed in daylight emotion breaking the surface tension
No big theory on the outcome, no epiphany or revelation
A beautiful life waits for you, come up and see

In the water I am strong, I'm held, I can build my will
It's understood we're climbing liquid steps
We're mocking the laws of physics

Exposed in daylight emotion breaking the surface tension
No big theory on the outcome, no epiphany or revelation
A beautiful life waits for you, come up and see

Come up and see.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Riches Are Green



RICHES ARE GREEN will be screened at:
Showroom Shorts on Tuesday 19 January @21:00
The Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BS


Film & soundtrack written, performed & produced by © Gaynor Perry









Riches are green
The blackened pipes from the old organ lie resting on the hill, dormant

We grew up here, though I’d forgotten myself
The landscape has changed more than our deepest desires

We can be happy in our own skin, happy in our skin
We can be peaceful in our own beds, peaceful in our heads

We are the cows in fields, grazing - our life span is short and our meat is sweet
We’ve fallen prey to foul play, what was holy is now our loss

We can be happy in our own skin, happy in our skin
We can be peaceful in our own beds, peaceful in our heads
Riches are green, all that we need is a heartbeat like you
And what we feed the savage within will make us chime or make us cold

Is it certain that I love you? Can I watch you surrender?
Can you hear me? Can I hear you? Can I trust you? Can you trust me?

Is it certain that I love you? Can I reach you? Can you sense me? Can I breathe you in?

Riches are green, kissed by the sun, blessed by the rain




Friday, 7 August 2015

Perpetual Baby




written, performed & produced © Gaynor Perry.


I shone a light on you and now you're my perpetual baby
The change is quite surreal - I'm thrown, I'm thrown

I lost it in the womb before I had chance to breathe
I found my inner glow and then I had to leave
Your secret's safe with me, I'll never tell a soul
We'll whisper in the dark and summon our release
We'll break the code, solve the mystery

I shone a light on you and now you're my perpetual baby
The change is quite surreal - we're thrown, we're thrown

Into disarray. Elusive safety -
Grains of sand sucked into waves
Are we falling? Or are we just lonely?
Birds are calling out their morning songs
Insensible of sorrow.



Monday, 27 July 2015

The Hare's Meadow













with Marnie Scarlet
Concept, photography & make-up: Gaynor
Headdress, costume & self: Marnie

Film: PERPETUAL BABY








Monday, 20 July 2015

Portrait of Marnie in Stone








Portrait of Marnie Scarlet
Concept, photography & make-up: Gaynor
Headdress: Marnie

Film:  PERPETUAL BABY