National Museum Wales acquires Mike Perry works
National Museum Wales has acquired, Ash Dieback, Moonlight, Wales, 2020, Bottles Grid x15, Pembrokeshire, Wales 2012 and Flip Flop’s 13 and 29 from his Land/Sea exhibition
‘Land/Sea is an exhibition that addresses the immeasurable and overwhelming issue of climate change and biodiversity loss from a local and hyper-local perspective. From large-scale contested landscapes to smaller, forensic studies of plastic objects taken in the studio, Perry’s work is a micro-study of a global issue that brings into focus the impact of the ecological emergency on one’s own doorstep. There is a conflict and discomfort between the beauty of the works and the terrifying reality that they represent, which is made all the more powerful by one’s familiarity with the material. There is both an urgency and an agency to the exhibition that solicits attention and, hopefully, inspires action’.
Bronwen Colquhoun, Senior Curator of Photography, National Museum Wales