DAVID FERRY to exhibit a series of montage pictures with Sandra Higgins at Watercolour and Works on Paper Art Fair, London
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Statement by the Artist:
Montage 2007-2009‘These relatively small-scale montage pictures (the biggest being roughly A1 in size and the smallest about A3) were begun at the Burren College of Art, Newton Castle, in County Clare on the West Coast of Ireland, in August 2007, during my time as an artist in residence. The pictures were finally completed in my own urban studio in England in June 2009, following a return to the rich Burren landscape in August of 2008. The Burren is an area where wonderful visual alignments, and natural synergies mingle with human cross-references; there exists a complex grid plan, akin to any city environment. None of the resulting pictures in the set, series of group are specifically titled or chronologically ordered; they simply represent a period of time. A time in which former influence, new experience and the continued searching for the intrigues and complexities of a montage expression, have had a baring on the eventual outcomes.’
David Ferry is currently the Head of Printmaking at the Cardiff School of Art and Design.