Fairhurst Gallery presents
Fairhurst Gallery, Bedford Street
14 March to 8 April 2017
The Day Cary Came To Norwich
Presented by Fairhurst Gallery
14.03.17 - 08.04.17
"I am thrilled to announce my first exhibition in my new home county of Norfolk. The exhibition titled 'The Day Cary Came to Norwich' is built on a seed of truth. Aged just fourteen, Cary Grant (then Archie Leach) visited Norwich on a fleeting trip to perform with an acrobatic group at the Hippodrome.
The drawings depict an imagined scenario of a mature Cary Grant visiting Norwich. As Grant engages in tourist activities he is surrounded by stark white space, the particular sights and sounds of the city with which he is engaging in is left to our imagination.
The viewer is invited to ‘fill in the blanks’ as it were, visually mirroring society's relationship with celebrities - our ability to transpose our own desires, secrets and yearnings onto them.” Nina Mae Fowler