The Place of the Route of the if'en
Reproduction of The Place of the Route of the if'en, 2007 by Charles Avery (1973). Two panels: 162.60 x 243.50cm. Pencil, ink, gouache, paper on linen.
Produced by The National Galleries of Scotland for GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland exhibition, a landmark series of exhibitions tracing the remarkable development of contemporary art in Scotland over the last 25 years.
In 2004 Avery began a long-term project called ‘The Islanders’, in which he describes, through a variety of media, the land and the inhabitants of an imaginary island. This drawing represents the square on this island that was the site of the slaughter of many of the island’s natives (the If’en), when humans arrived. The square also signifies a division in the town as the If’en are forbidden to venture further without an accompanying human. Although appearing unfinished in areas, there are contrasting sections of minute detail that precisely describe the lively bazaar. Avery depicts the island’s characters selling their unusual goods including - ‘Dihedra’ (a butterfly-like bird with “wings so thin that they only have one side”) and the island’s legendary ‘Henderson’s Pickled Eggs’.
Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra smooth 305gsm.
Print size is A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm), full bleed image (without border). Unframed and unmounted.
Printed in the UK by King & McGaw