While London always provided a home base for kerry, she traveled extensively. She drew influence from environments large and small, from the natural world of the Galapagos islands to the butterflies in her own backyard which she viewed as equally important. Her art works reflected her cyclical belief in the interconnectivity of the universe and everything in it. The environment, landscapes and animals and personal identities are ever evolving; ancient yet modern. kerry presented this duality in her work in refreshing and invigorating ways. With a career spanning five decades, her works are as vast as the places she visited, but are unified by her signature style.
“Kerry Ferris was a wonderful artist and a good friend and we are honoured that she asked for one more show at the Westland gallery,” says Al Stewart, co-owner of Westland Gallery. “We would like to thank Andrew Lewis for giving up a week of his scheduled show to allow us to honour kerry's last wishes. Please come and enjoy the beauty that kerry left us.”
kerry was an artist, a mother, a sister and a friend to many. She worked for Western Libraries for 29 years, and was a founding member of the London’s artist-run centre, the Forest City Gallery. kerry’s works are in the permanent collections of the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, Museum London, the Art Gallery of St. Thomas-Elgin, the Art Gallery of Ontario and many other public and private collections.
Donations in memory of kerry ferris can be made to Museum London where she received early support for her art.
“One Step Beyond,” is a new solo exhibition with work by Andrew Lewis opening on November 22nd.
Andrew Lewis is best known for his eye-catching graphic art and has created over 700 posters. Lewis has worked for 150 companies, and has won countless awards for his designs. Lewis has travel the globe, as has his work; 2016 saw Lewis’ work exhibited in Moscow, Warsaw, Mexico City, Caracas, and Ogaki Japan. This year Lewis designed a stamp for Canada Post, collectable Euro coins for the Mint of Rome, and posters for Princeton University. Lewis will be showing at Museum London next year.
As recognizable as Lewis’ work is, his style is one that is always evolving, and “One Step Beyond” reflects that.
In the midst the exhibition, Lewis and Westland Gallery will be launching a new collection of Andrew's posters. The posters will be launched, and Andrew will be present to sign them, on Dec 3rd in conjunction with Wortley Village’s annual “Christmas in the Village”. A variety of 12” x 18” printed posters will be available just in time for the holiday season.
A public reception will be held on Friday November 25th at 7:30pm. Andrew Lewis will be giving an artist talk on Wednesday November 30th at 7:00pm. The artist talk is free, all may attend. No RSVP required.