Fri 15th Jun, 2018

Annalisa Ferraris exhibition at The Slow

Batu Bolong 97, Canggu
Fri 15th Jun, 2018
07:00 pm - 11:30 pm

ABANDONMENT, THE ROAD, SUBURBAN DYSTOPIAS, AND MIDNIGHT MOTEL FEASTS ARE ALL PART OF THE LIMINAL WORLD THAT ANNALISA FERRARIS WILL TRANSPORT US TO IN HER UPCOMING EXHIBITION IN BALI, LAUNCHING ON THE 15TH OF JUNE 2018 AT THE SLOW IN CANGGU.



FERRARIS WILL BE COMING TO THE ISLAND IN COLLABORATION WITH CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY, SYDNEY, WHO LAUNCHED THE ARTISTS CAREER IN 2015 WITH A TWO PERSON EXHIBITION TITLED ‘POOLS’. THE FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION OF HER CAREER AT CHINA HEIGHTS IN 2017 WAS AN IMMEDIATE SELL OUT AND THE CATALYST OF A DEVOUT FOLLOWING.



FERRARIS - A TWO TIME BRETT WHITELEY SCHOLARSHIP AND MOSMAN ART PRIZE FINALIST - WORKS IN ACRYLIC ON BOARD, MAINLY FOR THE FLATNESS AND PRECISION SUCH PAINT CAN ACHIEVE, BUT ALSO FOR ITS ABILITY TO PICK UP EVERY IMPERFECTION IN TIMBER.



INITIALLY DRAWN TO THE ARTS FOR ITS ALLOWED REBELLION AND FREEDOM FROM RIGIDITY, HER INSPIRATION IS DRAWN FROM MINIMALIST ARCHITECTURE, BARS, SHITTY MOTELS, ANY ABANDONED BUILDING, VEGAS, AND THE BAZAR RELATIONSHIP WE HAVE WITH PLACES OF TEMPORARY HABITATION.  



FERRARIS INVITES THE VIEWER INTO THOSE PLACES OF TEMPORARY HABITATION, CREATING AN UNLIKELY COUPLING OF HARD-EDGED ABSTRACT PURITY IMBUED WITH REALIST REFERENCES TO LOW-RENT PLEASURE AND ROAD-TRIP BRAVADO. IT’S A VEGAS OF THE MIND AWASH WITH IRONY.



HER PAINTINGS OF EMPTY SWIMMING POOLS, ABANDONED BRUTALIST BUILDINGS AND STILL-LIFE SCENES OF STUBBED OUT CIGARETTES WILL BE ON SHOW IN THE SLOW’S GALLERY SPACE OF ROOM 13 UNTIL THE 13TH OF AUGUST.