London Calling: The work of Elaine Ferguson, her friends and family

March 27 - April 21, 2008

LONDON CALLING

The work of Elaine Ferguson, her friends and family

 

 

ELAINE FERGUSON

 

 

After graduating with a degree in English and studio art from SMU, Elaine Ferguson moved to London. Having been inspired by the creative scene there, both musically and artistically, she returned to Texas and continues a body of work whose media includes traditional forms of printmaking, painting and sculpting. She combines them all creating works that are each a unique equation.

 

Whether it’s a deconstructed guitar printed on canvas: made both fluid and feminine when painted onto board , or an amp box: printed on canvas then painted and shellacked into a sculptural form, Elaine’s works are inspired and unique.

 

Her first exhibition is accompanied by a group show comprised of mostly British artists, all of whom are friends of the family—her aunt Jerry Hall (Elaine’s mom is Jerry’s twin sister Terry) is among London’s most admired art collectors and has been the subject of paintings by many great painters including Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente and Lucien Freud.

 

David Bailey, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century lends photos of Elaine’s uncle Mick Jagger from 1967, as well as his more current work, abstracted roses.  Fellow Rolling Stone, Ronnie Wood, eagerly lends works depicting his love of American blues singers, and Elaine’s cousin Georgia Jagger lends a photocollage that’s an homage to Bailey. Works by Damien Hirst, Jeremy Deller and Jose Maria Cano, all British art stars whose own work often relates to rock n roll will also be included.