Perimeter Space: Do Re Mi Fa So La Te

8 Mar 2018 – 20 Apr 2018

Griffin Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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Perimeter Space at Griffin Gallery is delighted to present Do Re Mi Fa So La Te curated by Karen David.


Ralph Anderson, Kiera Bennett, Katrina Blannin, Isha Bohling, Juan Bolivar, Rebecca Byrne, Joel Crerar, Rosalind Davis, Mathew Gibson, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Alex Gough, Fiona Grady, Jeanette Gunnarsson, Aly Helyer, Justin Hibbs, Ana Kazaroff, Dominic Kennedy, Caterina Lewis, Mac McNaughton, Joe Madeira, Lee Maelzer, Alex March, Alex Gene Morrison, José Carlos Naranjo, Stephanie Nebbia, Selma Parlour, Charley Peters, James Petrucci, Tom Platt, Kes Richardson, Alan Sastre, Susan Sluglett, Mimei Thompson, Alice Wilson, Sarah Kate Wilson, K. Yoland, Neil Zakiewicz

Do – A deer, a female deer
Re – A drop of golden sun
Mi – A name I call myself
Fa – A long, long way to run
So – A needle pulling thread
La – A note to follow so
Te – A drink with jam and bread

(Rodgers and Hammerstein The Sound of Music 1959)

From the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, ‘Do-Re-Mi’ is sung by Julie Andrews in the film adaptation of The Sound of Music where she plays the part of Maria; a matriarch or nanny in charge of looking after the Von Trapp children. Maria weaves a narrative to teach the notes of musical scales in turn teaching the Von Trapp children to sing in the process. In Do Re Mi Fa So La Te the musical scale is used as a metaphor for the use of colour in painting – When you know the notes to sing. You can sing most anything.  The paintings in this exhibition are installed in the Perimeter Space, on a pale yellow 16m wall and aligns the exhibition with the beginning of Spring; heralding the joy of colour and the hope of fresh starts, and new-blooms of edelweiss.

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