Eleven & Davina Barber Present: ‘Six Hour Place’ – Photographs and drawings by Harry Cory Wright, 15th to 23rd July

Six Hour Place – Photographs and drawings by Harry Cory Wright

Saturday 15th July  to Sunday 23rd July 2017

We are pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Harry Cory Wright here at Creake Abbey  from 15th to 23rd July.

It is ten years since Cory Wright last exhibited his photographs in Norfolk and also the first time that he has shown drawings alongside the large format colour work of North Norfolk salt marshes.

The photographs are primarily taken in the tidal salt marshes that are so familiar to Cory Wright.  These are strange places; sometimes dark and foreboding, then, suddenly serene beyond imagination. It is these moments of other worldliness that Cory Wright seeks out. He has often described the experience of being in a salt marsh as being at the centre of a vast vortex of time and place.

Cory Wright uses a 10 x 8 inch wooden Gandolfi plate camera to produce negatives of immense clarity. His printers in London, Bayeux, work closely with him to create the initial prints which start to reveal the information from the negative. Grieger, in Germany, then enlarge the photographs and it is at this point that the incredible level of detail really starts to appear. The c prints are available in two sizes – 58 x 71 in / 148 x 180 cm (edition of 3) and 32 ½ x 39 in / 83 x 100 cm (edition of 7).

Interspersed with these large photographs is a selection of Cory Wright’s recent drawings in ink and watercolour. Their unashamed simplicity, often a single line, convey the elusive nature of the landscape of the North Norfolk coast. Unlike the photographs which represent place with exactitude and literal representation, the drawings are all inference and suggestion. These are simple gestures from a man who has studied the line and tone of the place for many years. In their economy they conjure up the essence and basic structure of this ephemeral but vital landscape, allowing the viewer to expand on and delight in their own wealth of experience of this beautiful place.

This will be Cory Wright’s sixth solo exhibition of his photographs presented by Eleven and his second of drawings with Davina Barber. Cory Wright was included in the prestigious Landmark exhibition at Somerset House, London in 2013 that was curated by William A. Ewing and also featured work by Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Hirsohi Sugimoto and Thomas Struth amongst others. His work is in major collections throughout the world and will also be presented by Eleven at Photo London from 18th to 21st May 2017.

For further information on ‘Six Hour Place’ please contact Charlie Phillips on +44 (0)20 8408 1961 or on [email protected]