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Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Perry Burns, Flower Galaxies

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present, Perry Burns, Flower Galaxies. The exhibition runs through September 22 and consists of new and recent work from Burns’ ongoing Flower Tapestry series.

 The Flower Tapestry paintings merge elements of Islamic design and European tapestries, expressed through the visual language of abstraction. Design and its connection to human history and spirit are central concerns for Burns. He has long been inspired by pattern and rhythmic repetition, which he views as the representation of a spiritual realm, a “visual mantra”. 

For this exhibition, Burns reflects specifically on The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, which he visited in 2010. Standing in awe, looking up at the facade, Burns realized the mosque was covered in an “impossible” pattern of over two hundred thousand hand-painted tiles, each one unique. Together they formed a geometry of flowers and climbing vines, over and throughout the mosque, that visually reinforced the spiritual nature of the “massive earthbound” structure. 

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