DAVID FERRY: Desirable Ridge Intrusions

SANDRA HIGGINS in association with the NATIONAL PRINT GALLERY is delighted to present DESIRABLE RIDGE INTRUSIONS, an exhibition of new work by DAVID FERRY at the Gallery Petit in Chelsea.

The title refers to a suite of ten unique new montages with mixed media, that form the centrepiece of this exhibition.  The evocative images appear to transport the viewer to a mountain idyll – we could be in the Alps, a cosy world of log cabins and meadows carpeted with wild flowers.  Ferry suggests the mood: “Here the fragrances of timeworn wood mingles with the fresh air: the cabin’s door beckons a delight of outdoor pleasures; I am consumed with the resonance of nature ” and then brings us back to earth with a bump, as he elaborates further: “within earshot of the council car park”, for this is no Swiss paradise, but closer to Shangri-La, a fictional mountain kingdom designed to feed our fantasies. Are we really breathing heady mountain air or just experiencing an ersatz version deftly created by idealised images from 1960s tourist brochures and postcards?


Illustrated work: Ridge Intrusion 1, acrylic stencil, photomontage and pastel on paper, mounted on board, 75 x 55cm

Duration 26 April 2013 - 17 May 2013
Cost Free
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