Saturday, 28 May 2011

Introducing Gina Parr at Skylark 2

Gina Parr is the latest artist to join Skylark Galleries, showing at Skylark 2 in the Oxo Tower Wharf London.

Trained as a fine artist, Gina worked in London for 27 years as a production designer for television, designing and creating sets for studio, stage and location for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Always approached with a painterly eye, her production design credits include Shooting Stars, Goodness Gracious Me, the Brit Awards, the Royal Variety Performance, the Mercury Music Prize and major BBC sports events. She has also lectured and mentored in Art and Design and Design for Television.

Gina is delighted to be part of Skylark, saying: "It's such a vibrant and wonderfully diverse collective of artists, showing in such a prestigious spot in London."

She was born in Devon, where rolling hills and dramatic seascapes played a major part in her childhood, and then lived for the past 30 years in London. Both places seep into her expressive, bold, gestural paintings, which she has exhibited in shows in London, Milan, Brighton and Exeter.

Most recently, while visiting France and travelling in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, she has photographed series of transient forms and marks on walls and surfaces, each with their own pictorial resonance or echo. Many are redolent of things half remembered, some resemble fragments of old charts and maps, others feature overt elements of graphic representation.

You can find out more about Gina's work here, or pay a visit to Skylark 2, on the first floor of the Oxo Tower to see her work and meet her on the regular days she will be attending the gallery.

Above right, Rain and Gorse at Boscastle, and left, Dancin'

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