CORVI-MORA

Dee Ferris

Azyl/Azul

09.06.22 - 30.07.22

Opening Reception: 09.06.22 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Tommaso Corvi-Mora is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by British artist Dee Ferris, her eighth at the gallery.
Azyl/Azul is a body of work that continues Dee Ferris’s investigation in the aspirational tropes and aesthetics of lifestyle marketing and branding.

Consisting of seven landscape paintings, the series is based on the alluring images of places of escape promoted on a variety of online travel and social media platforms.
The images are then subjected to an intense process of dissolution and re-emerge as paradoxical and precipitous visions whose implicit promise of fulfilment is called into question.

Developed over the last three years, the works reflect an ongoing enquiry into the languages of desire, longing and nostalgia, rendered even more potent by the intense restriction of movement and prolonged social isolation suffered during the pandemic.
Themes of solitude, displacement and migration are also at the fore of the series, existing in counterpoint to the pursuit of pleasurable escape and leisure.
Dee Ferris was born in 1973 and completed an MA course in Painting at the Royal College of Art in 2002.
Her work has been exhibited extensively over the years, both in the UK and abroad.