Sarah Eyre's work is concerned with an abiding fascination for the uncanny and the surreal in everyday objects, as well as an on-going exploration of relationship between hair and wigs and their relationship to gender, identity and the female body. Penetralia explores the wig's suggestive possibilities in their disembodied state. Sarah has manipulated and photographed wigs in o...rder to draw attention to their strangeness. By cutting through the resulting photographs she is literally opening up the wig in order to create playful relationships between interior and exterior, as well as suggest different spaces where new meanings can be explored. As fragile paper experiments, they hint at the delicate nature of femininity as a masquerade, and offer glimpses of the surreal and uncanny in otherwise everyday objects.
Sarah Eyre is a lens-based artist, and part-time lecturer based in Manchester. She completed a BA (Hons) in Photography at Nottingham Trent University and an MA in Documentary Television and Film production at the University of Salford. Recent exhibitions have included My Head is an Animal at South Square, Bradford, and Spreads – an artist’s book exhibition in Arles, France and Undressing Identity at The Gallery, Blackpool. She has been involved in several collaborative projects in the Northwest, Diorama: Blackpool’s Hidden Theatres and Agoraphobia, Blackpool, The Fielden Project, Todmorden, Twice Removed with 'A Family Of' - supported by Cornerhouse Gallery, and Madlab, Manchester, Bitmapping and Subplotting interactive media projects exhibited at Cornerhouse Manchester and Mid Pennine Gallery, Burnley).