Saturday 24 March 2012

Liminal States

existing on the threshold between two states of being

A group show bringing together the work of four artists who share a bold and uncompromising attitude to life. To be alive means passing through a series of transitions; from conception to extinction nothing is ever static.

Embracing these transient states and refusing the safe haven of certainty allows each to be fully immersed in the sea of all possibilities; free to explore these inner changes without pre‐conceived outcomes.

Paula Day

As a visual kleptomaniac, Paula keeps and hoards personal and collected images recreating them through the act of translation.

Since a painted scene can never be the absolute translation, it is the loss between the act of looking and that of painting which Paula is interested in. Narratives and associations start to develop revealing the struggle between memory and forgetting.

75 x 56 cm oil on canvas
Paula Day

Gaynor Perry

Gaynor delves into the visual world echoed in the dreaming mind. She treads a path where the impossibility of dreams remains possible and summons forth the emotional truth hidden in plain view.

Invoking these dream characters through various media, Gaynor aims to capture the fleeting moments between perception and imagination.


Starting from the premise that we mostly exist in two places at any one time, where conscious thought is only ever an observer of our actions, Stan looks behind the mind's constant babble to explore the inner drivers of this will and desire. Recognising the changing nature of this unspeaking underlying animal self.

Deborah Griffin

Deborah wields a confrontational politic and exhilarating sense of fun and transgression. This informs her current sculptural, installation and image based artwork, exploring the relationship between the simultaneous banality and violence of all that is beautiful and the poetic gravity of all that is ugly.

91.4 x 121.9 cm
permanent marker, acrylic paint, metal leaf on canvas
Deborah Griffin

to truly discover something new, you must dissolve all points of reference

Exhibition Photos - my exhibits:

The Jezebel Hussy & The Spy
76.2 x 50.8 cm, b&w print, acrylic, aluminium

Haunting This Place Alive
80 x 80 cm, oil on board

Physical Medium: Case Study I
37 x 27 x 8.7 cm
leather bound wooden case containing six 15.2 x 10.2 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan

20 x 25 x 18 cm, air dried clay

The Man Whose Name I Dreamed
21 x 30 cm, wire bound book, hand-sewn cover

76.2 x 50.8 cm
b&w print, acrylic, aluminium. Leather mask made by Stan.

The Speed At Which Things Happen
80 x 80 cm, oil on board


Ectoplasm Prints #1-9
30 x 21 cm each, b&w prints on handmade paper

Starting From Scratch
20 x 17 x 9 cm
hand tooled, leather bound book containing
nine 12.7 x 10.6 cm b&w prints on aluminium
collaboration with Stan

Private Views

Jo reading The Man Whose Name I Dreamed


Marnie photographing photo of Marnie

The McCarricks

Exhibition venue:
Arbeit Gallery, 4 Helmet Row, London EC1V 3QJ