Annie Morris - Pertwee Anderson and Gold Gallery
John Jones are pleased to have worked with contemporary artist Annie Morris to frame her latest exhibition at Pertwee Anderson and Gold Gallery. ‘There is a land called loss’ showcases new large-scale ink drawings, sculpture, watercolours and 34 smaller works on paper. Morris has chosen to deal with the traumatic subject matter of stillbirth, which she has sadly experienced. Large scale drawings produced with a fine point ink pen and watercolour collage have been produced over the last year, and reflect a period of sadness, loss and hope in the artist’s life. In her drawings, Annie creates a detailed world filled with rich shading and abstract female figures. Black and white egg shaped sacks seem to weigh down the figures in a forest of leafless trees. The compositions become a tumbling landscape with no foreground or background, capturing a world that exposes the tragedy of life, love and loss.
Each drawing has been framed using a lay-on design presentation template, delicately securing each artwork onto a warm white museum standard backing. The wooden frames have been cut and moulded into a clean and contemporary square profile design, coated with a white wash spray. Continuing the artist’s extensive use of white into the frame design further heightens the emotional energy of the works, creating a dramatic collection which has been protected with high quality materials and framing techniques.