Emily Ferretti

One To Another

3 July3 August 2014

From the 3 July – 3 August Chapter House Lane presents ‘One To Another’, an exhibition by Emily Ferretti. Come along from 6-8pm on Thursday 3 July for the opening soirée. 

Ferretti’s clean-lined, coolly evocative still-life paintings use form, colour, flattened perspective, layering, and shape to kindle recollections of sentiment, memory and time in the viewer. Drawing inspiration from autobiographical and imagined sources, as well as her interest in twentieth-century folk art, Ferretti merges and disseminates everyday themes surrounding home, sport, and nature over the linen. 

Often large in scale and painted with figurative and abstracted elements, Ferretti’s work characteristically depicts a particular domestic, rural vernacular – such as her twinkly skies, chicken wire, and potted plant motifs – that is reflective of her time growing up on a country farm in Victoria.

Created to fill the Chapter House Lane window, the new works have been produced quickly with thin washes of oil on light-brown linen-board. The absorbent surface sees Ferretti loosen her practice, creating gestural abstractions and small figurative scenes in rich browns, deep port purples, and her favoured oceanic blues and greens.