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The window seat series

Ferry, David (2002) The window seat series

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The Window Seat Series is a completed set of 24 photomontage images depicting a personal travel across North America between 2000 and 2001. The Avram Gallery is an established venue on Long Island, New York, and has exhibited works in previous exhibitions of artists such as Larry Rivers, De kooning, Roy Nicholson, Eric Fishel and Willie Cole. The gallery is an established part of the New York `East End` ( the Long Island artists comunity) scene It was from this initial exhibition of The Window Seat series at the Avram Gallery, New York ,2002 , that I was able to substanciate a successful application for a major Pollock /Krasner grant in 2002. The Pollock /Krasner Foundation Grant is one of the most respected international art awards available to individual artists and is specific in its criteria and application procedure. `The Window Seat `exhibition was reviwed, and illustrated in colour in the `New York Times`( under the heading ``David Ferry, a tourist who seeks sensations not sights``) by one of their senior critics, Helen Harrison on 24 th November 2001, the exhibition also attracted reviews and pictures in the `Southampton Press` of Long Island and the `East Hampton Star` also from Long Island. This exhibition attracted direct funding from Long Island University (Southampton College) and was also awarded a `John P Magrath Exhibition Award` from The Avram Family Foundation of Long Island University . On reading the review in the New York Times the New York curator Catherine Bernard invited me to exhibit at the Amiellie Wallace Gallery at the University of New York's campus at Old Westbury also on Long Island. This venue is again influential in its back catalogue of exhibitions of the New York Scene. Dr Catherine Bernard studied at the Sorbon in Paris and is a respected curator and critic and a contibutor to Freeze and Parket magazine.I was awarded funds from the Amiellie Wallice Foundation Exhibition Award from SUNY, at Old Westbury New York, for this exhibition renamed `Montage Projects` in 2003. Four images from this same series were exhibited at the Crawford Municiple Art Gallery in Cork, Ireland, as part of the internationaly juried `Crawford Open` Exhibition in 2002 curated by Dawn Williams and selected by jury , Valerie Byrne, Anne Tallntire, and Suzanne Woods ,Director of the Model Arts &Niland Gallery, Sligo. Other exhibiting artists included Deirdre Power, Sarah Iremonger,and Mary Kelly. The Crawford Open Exhibition is one of the leading contemporary art exhibitions on the Irish scene. The publication ` Crawford Open 1-4` was published by Gandon Editions ( a leading Dublin based publishing house) in 2003. ISBN 0946846855.I have a citation and images in this publication on page 20 and 110-111,(of 288 pages) in an essey by Peter Murray titled` Through the Lens`. I was invited to lecture at both the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork as a result of this exhibition. Reviews of this exhibition as a whole were made in the Irish Times and many Cork based publications and listings. The complete set of images from the `Window Seat` series were reproduced in the limited edition catalgue/artists book ` Views from the Window Seat` published by the Avram Gallery, New York and supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Board. The essey in the publication `Long Island Ferry`was writen by Bernard Sharratt ( former Professor of Image and Communication Studies at University of Kent at Canterbury, and now a reviewer for the New York Review of Books). The design for this publication was by the British designer and curator John Gillett, Director of The Winchester Gallery, UK. This catalgue/Artists book is in the book arts collection of The Crawford College of Art Design ,Ireland, and is marketed in the UK by The `BookartsBookshop` in Hoxton Square, London, ( a leading edge book arts venue and distribution outlet). It was also included in the publication `Artist Book Year Book ` published by Impact Press UK. Page 186 of 220. ISBN 0953607690. The Window Seat series was further exhibited in 2004 in an exhibition titled `Double Gaze` at the `Gallery ON` venue in Poland. This was a two person exhibition with the Polish/British film maker George Saxon. The exhibition was crated by Dr Joanna Hoffmann from the ON Gallery and the Academey of Fine Arts in Poznan. A record of the exhibition was published in `ON Gallery` 25 Year Anniversary Catalogue` Edited by Slawek Sobczak. Published in 2005 by Fundacua Akademii Sztuk W Pieknych W Poznan. David Ferry /George Saxon images and text pages 71-73 from 112 pages.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2002


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Date deposited: 02 Jun 2010 09:25
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:41

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