Emrys Parry

5 Nov 2017 – 25 Nov 2017

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10.00am - 5.00pm

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Mandells Gallery

Norwich, United Kingdom

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"Emrys has created his own language of signs drawn from our Celtic inheritance."


‘I first discovered the work of Emrys Parry during a visit to the Plas Glyn y Weddw Gallery at Llanbedrog on the Llˆyn Peninsula in North Wales, a series of beautifully crafted expressive landscapes drawn in charcoal. To my surprise I discovered after talking to the curator that this most Welsh of artists lived and worked in Norfolk. On a subsequent visit to his studio in Great Yarmouth it was manifest that Emrys was not only a fine draughtsman, but also one of Wales’s most gifted iconographic painters. It is perhaps his isolation in exile away from his beloved homeland that gives his narrative pictures their power. They echo the longing of a historically suppressed language, culture and community with a patriotic desire for nationhood. These are not the icons degraded by commerce like the red dragon, twisted and caricatured on travel brochures and T-shirts, Emrys has created his own language of signs drawn from our Celtic inheritance. These canvases transcend and evolve across the boundaries of Wales being equally effective in his adopted Norfolk home.’


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Emrys Parry


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