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JOHN FERRY Mid-Century Modern

Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art


JOHN FERRY : Mid-Century Modern June 7th - July 27th

John Ferry’s paintings are equally inspired by his love of architecture and his love of paint. Through his paintings, Ferry has explored the urban architecture of the cities where he has lived, places like Decatur, IL, where he grew up, Kansas City, New York and Baltimore. In those works, the faded industrial energy of the 19th and early 20th century, with its history of decay and renewal, inspired Ferry’s vision. Today, Ferry lives in a mid-century house and his inspiration comes from an investigation of the architecture of that time. This architecture, primarily of the suburb, is the foundation for his newest series of paintings. Designed by architects looking to the future, such as Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer and others, mid-century modern architecture expresses the optimism, dreams and ideals of an exceptional time in American history. These ideals, realized through architecture, provide a near perfect structure for Ferry’s paintings as he continues to explore color, texture, space and light. John Ferry is currently an Associate Professor, Illustration, at the Kansas City Art Institute. Ferry has a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY, NY and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. His work is in the collection of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; The Wichita Center for the Arts, KS; Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO; Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO; DST Systems, Kansas City, MO; American Century, Kansas City, MO and numerous others.

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART | 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 | sherryleedy.com


Top: Palm Springs #2 Oil on panel 8” x 16.75”

Bottom: Palm Springs #3 Oil on panel 10.25” x 12.5”


Palm Springs #1 Oil on panel 9.75” x 13.75”


Station #1 Oil on panel 9.5” x 15”


Station #4 Oil on panel 10.5” x 16”


Station #3 Oil on panel 7.5” x 16”


Station #2 Oil on panel 8.25” x 15.5”


Modern #10 a Oil on panel 10.75” x 12.75”


Usonian #1 Oil on panel 8.75” x 13”


Modern #2 Oil on panel 5.75” x 12.5”


Modern #3 Oil on panel 7.75” x 16.5”


Top: Modern #22 Oil on panel 4.25” x 13.75” Bottom: Modern #20 Oil on panel 4” x 14”


Modern #5 Oil on panel 8” x 16.5”


Top: Modern #19 Oil on panel 4.5” x 10.75” Bottom: Modern #21 Oil on panel 3.25” x 9.75”


Top: Modern #17 Oil on panel 5” x 16.5” Bottom: Modern #18 Oil on panel 4.25” x 16.5”


Top: Modern #1 Oil on panel 7” x 13” Bottom: Modern #10 b Oil on panel 6.25” x 13”


Modern MO #1 Oil on panel 9.5” x 16.25”


Top: Modern #16 Oil on panel 5” x 15.25” Bottom: Modern #15 Oil on panel 4.75” x 16.5”


Modern #4 Oil on panel 6” x 11”


Modern #8 Oil on panel 8” x 16.5”


Top: Modern X2 #2 Oil on panel 5.75” x 16.5” Bottom: Modern X2 #1 Oil on panel 6.5” x 16.5”


Modern #6 Oil on panel 5.75” x 9.5”


Modern #9 Oil on panel 7.75” x 14”


Livestock Exchange #3 Oil on panel 11” x 14.5”


Midtown KC #1 Oil on panel 6.25” x 8.75”


Breuer #1 Oil on panel 6.75” x 10.75”


Breuer #2 Oil on panel 9.25” x 16.25”


SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART | 2004 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 816.221.2626 | sherryleedy.com

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John Ferry: "Mid-Century Modern"  

John Ferry’s paintings are inspired by his love of architecture and his love of paint. Though his paintings, Ferry has explored the urban a...

John Ferry: "Mid-Century Modern"  

John Ferry’s paintings are inspired by his love of architecture and his love of paint. Though his paintings, Ferry has explored the urban a...