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Melodrama in the Mansion of the Marvellous 


“m m m…” Melodrama in the Mansion of the Marvellous Thurs 13 February - Sun 22 March

PV Thursday 13 Feb  6 - 8:30 pm RSVP

A Solo Exhhibition by  DAVID ARCHER

Where everything is also something else. Surrealism with three small Ms. I will start with a dirty slate and on a stale footing. Start perhaps as I do not mean to proceed and with uncommon sense. I will hang my head in the clouds as a shaman. In order to construct a corroded and fossilised future I first need to excavate the stainless and pristine past.

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With a carefree hand throw me your affectionate grenades so that I may pull the pins from your empires and detonate your blushes if only for a moment that may or may not linger. The fuse is ripening in my anticipation. …….. 

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Here, where everything is also something else, I offer you a back row seat for melodrama in the mansion of the marvellous. David Archer 2019

 

Calling card - a brief background

I live and work in the north of England where I was born and have been active in making surrealist works for the best part of fifty years. I have shown my work, somewhat infrequently, since 1975, in solo and joint exhibitions and in print. My work has also been shown in Germany and France.

My art is rooted within that limitless real that is surrealism. Its ideals and philosophy I adhere to and hold dear. Through this realm comes this exhibition of mostly three-dimensional work - “Melodrama in the Mansion of the Marvellous:. In this collection of mainly found objects, assisted readymades, toys, commonplace items, junk etc., I have endeavoured to free them from ‘normal perception’. Random finds that enchant, their destinies able to be redirected towards a more agreeable future, their mundane history soon to be forgotten.

They have been liberated from the debris of the everyday by imaginative and poetic activity, by chance, by beautiful coincidences and juxtapositions with the unexpected, and with the wonder and enthusiasm of rediscovered childhood emotions. This liberation allows us to recognise in them and alternative and more poetic identity.


A shift. An entering into the ‘marvellous’.

There will be a book launch of his 2019 book “m m m …” at the opening.
Limited edition of 100 copies, fully illustrated



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David Archer Methane - 44
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Methane - 44
Assemblage mixed media<br/>
Artwork h 22.5cm x w 23cm x d 9.5<br/>
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£400.00
David Archer Jars in the Night (a portrait of Andre Breton as a Woman  33
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Jars in the Night (a portrait of Andre Breton as a Woman 33
Collage framed and glazed<br/>
Artwork h11cm x w8cm x d3cm<br/>
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£195.00
David Archer Entrance to a Poem 31
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Entrance to a Poem 31
Collage framed and glazed<br/>
Artwork h12.5cm x w10.5cm x d3cm<br/>
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£195.00
David Archer Mad Love 11
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Mad Love 11
Assemblage <br/>
Artwork h 12cm x w 58cm x d6.5cm<br/>
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£425.00
David Archer Woman in Ruins 18
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Woman in Ruins 18
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 43cm x w 33cm x d4cm<br/>
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£645.00
David Archer Whole New Ball Game  05
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Whole New Ball Game 05
Gouache, crayon & ink<br/>
Artwork h 33cm x w32cm x d 3cm<br/>
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£275.00
David Archer Torn Window  - A Homage to Alfred Hitchcock - 37
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Torn Window - A Homage to Alfred Hitchcock - 37
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 42.5cm x w 23.5cm x d 11.5cm<br/>
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£480.00
David Archer Revolt of the Mute - 36
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Revolt of the Mute - 36
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 16.5cm x w 22.5cm x d10cm<br/>
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£495.00
David Archer Arms Race 13
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Arms Race 13
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 26cm x w 24.5m x d 8cm<br/>
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£325.00
David Archer Propaganda Love Poem 07
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Propaganda Love Poem 07
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 38.5cm x w 38m x d 4cm<br/>
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£300.00
David Archer Lovers 25
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Lovers 25
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 28.5cm x w 23.5m x d 8cm<br/>
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£325.00
David Archer Man with Birds 20
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Man with Birds 20
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 34.5cm x w 20.5cm x d 10.5cm<br/>
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£475.00
David Archer Lovers' Leap 16
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Lovers' Leap 16
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 51cm x w 24.5cm x d 9cm<br/>
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£845.00
David Archer Head Full of Jarmooni  04
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Head Full of Jarmooni 04
Gouache, crayon & ink<br/>
Artwork h 31cm x w27cm x d 3cm<br/>
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£275.00
David Archer Egyptian daddy (oh! mummy)
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Egyptian daddy (oh! mummy)
Assemblage mixed media<br/>
Artwork h 9.5cm x w 14cm x l 36<br/>
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£345.00
David Archer Alien Angels -  39
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Alien Angels - 39
Assemblage mixed media<br/>
Artwork h 27cm x w 48cm <br/>
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£200.00
David Archer Make My Day - 38
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Make My Day - 38
Assemblage mixed media<br/>
Artwork h 33cm x w 25cm x d 7<br/>
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£450.00
David Archer Pulled Out a Plum 30
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Pulled Out a Plum 30
Gouache - framed and glazed<br/>
Artwork h15.5cm x w11.5cm x d3cm<br/>
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£195.00
David Archer Poet 27
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Poet 27
Collage relief framed and glazed<br/>
Artwork h13cm x w12cm x d3cm<br/>
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£300.00
David Archer Master and Model 15
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Master and Model 15
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 38.5.5cm x w 28m x d 15cm<br/>
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£895.00
David Archer The Renewal of Silence  17
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The Renewal of Silence 17
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 51cm x w 32.5cm x d 7.5cm<br/>
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£795.00
David Archer House with No Door14
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House with No Door14
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 24.5cm x w 18.5cm x d 6.5cm<br/>
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£350.00
David Archer On a Clear Day 08
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On a Clear Day 08
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h 26.5cm x w 24cm x d 4cm<br/>
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£230.00
David Archer Canon 06
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Canon 06
Assemblage boxed frame<br/>
Artwork h56cm x w 36cm x d 3cm<br/>
More by <a href=" https://wsgallery.uk/art-d-a ">David Archer</a> <br />
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£595.00
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