Graham Rich: Anchored Under Red Rock
Anchored Under Red Rock was an exhibition of works from across the career of Devonshire-based artist Graham Rich.
Rich’s works range from large scale installations to small constructed scenes formed from the remnants of boats and objects he has found along the Devonshire coast. Often dwarfed against a backdrop of sea-worn paint and the marks left by maritime use, his carved motif of small sailing boats serve as symbols of hope and struggle against tribulation.
The exhibition, and one of the included works, took its title from the safe harbours of the red-rocked Devonshire coast, referencing a passage from T S Eliot’s The Waste Land:
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.'