Cherry Ehrlich

 

Using a wide variety of materials or found objects, Cherry combines and transforms them into abstract sculptures that she calls ‘no-things’. Whether they are made from fragile scraps or robust materials her pieces evolve into thoughtful, somewhat quirky sculptures.

 

 

 

In unmaking past work and making again there's a search for identity and stability - though perhaps rarely achieved. Her method of working results in an aesthetic that can be described as ‘barely-made’ though the reverse is the case. She is currently enjoying the immediacy of drawing, often working on a large-scale with recycled paper and children's wax crayons, whilst at the same time exploring how far she can push the use of her studio space with new installations.

 

'I like my work to have a playful quality. I make objects and assemblages from discarded materials and scraps;  used paper, cardboard, wire, wood, found objects with a tactile or visual quality.  I stick, scrape, soak in glue, draw under and on top of surfaces, push, cut and twist materials seeking resolution. I hope the viewer finds resonance in my art.

 

Cherry Ehrlich draws inspiration from artists such as Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois and Philip Guston as well as her tutors at Kensington and Chelsea College and University of the Arts (Camberwell College of Arts), where - having escaped a past life in public service - she was delighted to graduate with a BA (Fine Art, Drawing)in 2007. Based at ACAVA's Stewkley House Studios in  West London she continues to pursue her creative ambitions combined with family caring responsibilities.

 

 

Group Shows

 

2018

Whitefriars Gallery, Whitefriars Road, Harrow - 'Within & Without'

2018

BEAT 2018/Stewkley House Open Studios - 'work in progress'

2018

Uthink UArt, Riverside building, Hammersmith and Fulham Artsfest. 3D drawings and installation - 'LEFTOVERS'

2017

BEAT 2017/Stewkley House Open Studios. 3D drawings and installation - 'All is carbon'.

2016

BEAT (Borough of Ealing First Art Trail)/Stewkley House Open Studios - Studio based installation and drawings including 3d drawing 'Little Boy Blue'.

2015

Stewkley House Open Studios - Large studio-based installation and 3D floor drawings, including 'Together at last'.

2014

Ealing Open 2014, Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, 'Fred shredded and baled'(Sculpture)

2012

Rickshaw House Gallery @ the Crypt Gallery, Southwark 'Between Objects and Images',(Sculpture/installation)

2011

Collective Studios @ Dolphin Square, Chelsea '...just a doodle on a brown ladder' (Sculpture)

2010

Rickshaw House Gallery, Southwark, (Installation)

2010

Stewkley House Open Studios  ‘… only the pieces that matter’, (Studio installation)

2010

Ealing Open 2010, Pitzhanger Manor, ‘Renewal’ (Sculpture)

2009

Hortensia Gallery - ‘build, undo, cover, reveal, contain, explode’ (installation/sculpture)

2008

Hortensia Gallery ‘… growing up or hanging down?’ (Gallery installation/sculpture)

2007

Degree Show, University of the Arts, London (Camberwell College of Arts) - ‘Polystyrene 2’ (sculpture/3d drawing)

2006 &
2007

Paintings at local venues in Brentford and Northfields, West London

2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007

3D drawings, sculptures, paintings, etchings and prints at year end/BTec show - Kensington & Chelsea College and UAL (Camberwell College of Arts)  

 

 

Art Education

 

2008 &
2009

Professional Development Sculpture - Kensington and Chelsea College

2007

BA Fine Art,Drawing (2:1) - Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London

2004

BTEC in Fine Art - Kensington and Chelsea College

2000 -
2003

Drawing and Painting certificates - NCFE Certificate in Practical Skills, Drawing and Painting, Ealing College of Further Education

 

 

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