Perry Burns, Circus of the Rising Sun at Sara Nightingale Gallery

by | Aug 22, 2021 | Blog post

Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Perry Burns, Circus of the Rising Sun a series of new oil paintings that celebrates the existential search for joy using the visual metaphor of a sunrise. The motif is repeated over and over, like a mantra or chant, illustrating the reassuring constancy of successive daybreaks. Yet, just as no two dawns are ever exactly the same, the paintings are comprised of a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.

For Burns, the power of painting lies not as much in the reproduction of nature as in the dynamism of visual forces. “In my paintings I do not want to reproduce the visible; I want to create an experience of perception.” Burns wants his viewer to experience enlightenment, in which our common humanity will reveal itself.

The exhibition will run through August 30th, 2021.

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Perry Burns, Tiger’s Eye Sunrise, oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″